Landi Renzo USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, has received the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order for the 2012 Ford 5.4 liter CNG E Series passenger and cargo vans. The Executive Order is for the dedicated CNG (compressed natural gas) system for the Ford Econoline 5.4L engine product family: E250 Cargo Vans; the E350 Cargo and Passenger Vans; and select models of the E350 cutaway chassis.
The system was developed in conjunction with a major Ford Tier I supplier in compliance with Ford’s Q-185 requirements. This allows the full Ford Powertrain Warranty to be effective on the upfit vehicles.
Landi Renzo USA President Andrea Landi said: “We intend to continue to open the market for CNG vehicles here in the US utilizing our global CNG component manufacturing and engineering resources. This allows us to drive down the high cost of conversions due to our economies of scale and quality manufacturing processes. Ford has been a very good partner to work with on this engine platform, and we will have other Ford CNG platforms available in the near future from Landi Renzo USA.”
The other Ford products that will be available early in the second quarter 2012 from Landi Renzo USA will be the F250 and F350 6.2 liter vehicles and the F450, F550, and F650 6.8 liter platforms.
(This article compiled using information from a Landi Renzo USA press release)