Diesel 2 Gas, Inc. (D2G), Fitzgerald Glider Kits and Agility Fuel Systems have teamed to build the first Freightliner Cascadia Trucks to run on dual-fuel. These trucks are enabled to run on up to 60% CNG and 40% diesel with the D2G DualFlex+ system and equipped with Agility Fuel System CNG tanks. Foodliner Inc., a transporter of foods across North America, will operate the five sleeper cab trucks providing a significant carbon footprint reduction to meet the goals of its customer.
With a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine and 60% gas substitution, the Freightliner Cascadia will operate as one of the lowest fuel cost trucks in America while maintaining all of the original diesel performance. The D2G DualFlex+ system defaults to 100% diesel in the absence of gas, allowing these trucks full diesel fuel redundancy. This full diesel fuel security opens the road to many carriers that may have been reluctant to switch to 100% natural gas vehicles.
“By incorporating the best CNG fuel storage system and the most proven dual-fuel system, we have created a truck that delivers everything our customer Foodliner demands for saving fuel cost, and it furthers Cargill’s mandate to lower its carbon footprint, all while maintaining the performance and fuel security of diesel,” said Elio Muller, CEO Diesel 2 Gas Inc.
The five Cascadia’s are equipped with D2G’s integrated electronic cruise control which is also an industry leading feature that differentiates them from any other dual-fuel trucks.
Diesel 2 Gas, Inc. (D2G) is a manufacturer of dual-fuel conversion systems. The D2G system retrofits existing heavy duty trucks to run on up to 70% natural gas, without the loss of original diesel performance. This system is a legacy of a dual-fuel conversion technology that has been widely used for more than 20 years, converting thousands of engines worldwide.