Freightliner Trucks now offers factory-installed liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks for the Cascadia® 113. This product offering joins the LNG and CNG offerings in the 114SD and the M2 112, which have been available as a factory installed option since 2009. Constructed of stainless steel, the factory-installed LNG tanks featured on the Cascadia 113 are available in a variety of configurations, with capacity up to 300 LNG gallons – 142 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) – giving trucks an approximate range of 600 miles.
Freightliner Trucks also offers factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) tank packages on the Cascadia 113, with capacities of up to 190 DGE.
“Our new factory-installed LNG tank offerings give customers more choices in our already comprehensive selection of natural gas options,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Overall, our complete portfolio of alternative fuel solutions continues to meet the mark by delivering on productivity and performance.”
Freightliner is displaying the following vehicles at the co-located NGV Global 2014 – ACT Expo 2014 event in Long Beach, California:
• Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC CNG tractor with a 48-inch sleeper, equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine and factory-installed 140 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tanks.
• Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch day cab with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine and 155 DGE CNG tanks.
• Freightliner 114SD CNG roll-off concept truck equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G.
Freightliner’s commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative is focused on reducing criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the utilization of clean, efficient drive systems including clean diesel and alternative fuels. Since 2008, owner-operators and fleet managers have bought over 3,000 of Freightliner’s natural gas trucks.