In 2017, India’s Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) approved the use of Type 4 cylinders in the automotive sector, opening the Indian market to these lightweight gas cylinders which have been widely used in vehicles in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Agility’s Type 4 cylinders are manufactured using carbon fiber composite, the same material used in mission-critical aerospace and defense applications. These composite cylinders are 70% lighter than steel cylinders and offer superior safety with no corrosion or metal fatigue. This enables a fleet owner to have a bus that is up to 750 kg lighter than existing CNG buses with comparable fuel capacity.
Agility’s innovative product offerings enable a range of up to 800 km on CNG for buses and in excess of 1,500 km for trucks. These CNG storage systems, which Agility is introducing at Busworld India, open up the possibility for the first time of using CNG for long-range intercity buses and trucks in India.
With natural gas powertrain systems compliant to Euro 6 equivalent standards, CNG fuel management modules, and a range of other clean fuel solutions including propane, hydrogen, electric, and hybrids, Agility can help change the Indian transport industry to move towards clean propulsion systems and away from fossil fuels as desired by Indian policymakers.
Agility will display its CNG storage systems and showcase its other capabilities at the Busworld India tradeshow in Bengaluru on August 29-31, 2018.
“We’re happy to start our Indian journey with lightweight CNG fuel systems tailored to the needs of the Indian market, backed by market support. We believe CNG is now a viable and cost effective option for fleets and automotive manufacturers since this can address Bharat Stage VI emissions requirements, immediately, well ahead of the 2020 target,” said Ravindra Vasisht, Agility’s Regional Director – India. “Agility’s long range CNG systems should make CNG buses and trucks a viable option across the country. And with its other clean fuel solutions like propane, hydrogen, electric and hybrids, Agility is future-ready to help improve air quality in India.”
About Agility Fuel Solutions
Agility Fuel Solutions is a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Its product offerings include natural gas, hydrogen, and battery electric energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane and natural gas fuel systems, and propane dispensers. Agility offers solutions for a variety of vehicle types, including Class 8 trucks, refuse trucks, transit buses, school buses, concrete mixers, and delivery trucks. Agility has been manufacturing and servicing safe and reliable clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicle fleets and OEMs for more than 20 years, logging billions of kilometers on the road per year.
For more information, visit Agility at Busworld India (Aug 29-31), stall number A146, or at www.agilityfs.com.
Source: Agility Fuel Solutions – an NGV Global Sponsor Member