Clean Air Power (CAP), developer of Dual-Fuel engine management systems for heavy duty vehicles, says demand for its products has resulted in systems sold to date in 2013 (2 Dec) and forward orders from customers totalling over 400 units, up more than a third over the whole year ended 31 December 2012.
Increased demand for products is expected in 2014 due to interest from several large UK fleet operators and the opening of a number of new natural gas refueling stations. In addition, there will be an increased supply of vehicles available to retrofit as a result of the high level of late Euro 5 vehicle purchases made by operators ahead of the imminent change to Euro 6.
Highlights for 2013 include:
- development of CAP’s Genesis Edge Dual-Fuel product to make it suitable for the US market. Two trucks installed with the US product have been delivered to global parcel company UPS for trial and optimisation, with a further eight to be delivered by end-2013. The launch of the US product is expected in the second quarter of 2014.
- developing the large Russian market where major gas supply companies are investing heavily in natural gas refuelling infrastructure. One demonstration Dual-Fuel vehicle has already been delivered and is operating in Russia with orders having been received for three more demonstration units.
- ongoing development of OEM relationships. In partnership with Ricardo, with whom a co-operation agreement was signed in September, progress has been made with major manufacturers and other partners to develop OEM products in Europe, US and Japan.
(Source: Clean Air Power)