NGV Motori, a manufacturer and supplier of natural gas engines and conversion kits for aftermarket diesel engines, has entered into two partnerships. The first, with natural gas engine manufacturer Westport will supply OEM quality conversion kits for diesel to natural gas engines. The other partnership, with Canadian bus manufacturer Lion Bus, has led to the unveiling of what is claimed to be America’s first OEM CNG Type C school bus.
The Westport partnership will enable NGV Motori to supply OEM quality conversion kits and natural gas engines, incorporating the quality and expertise of Westport for all electronic management systems.
”This partnership enables NGV Motori to not only provide best of breed product but also support after sales service and parts using the existing network that Westport already has established in North American markets,” says Fury Zaidi, President of NGV Motori.
The company says fleet owners can convert their existing diesel fleet to natural gas and get the quality and performance that they expect from an OEM. With limited options for new natural gas engines, NGV Motori-Westport we can now offer fleet owners the option to convert their existing fleet irrespective of model or brand and take part in all the benefits that natural gas brings.
The Canadian Type C school bus and MFSAB (see endnote) bus manufacturer has entered a strategic manufacturing alliance with NGV Motori to offer an OEM Type C school bus powered by the NGV Motori International DT466 compressed natural gas (CNG) engine.
“Over the past years, our customers have often requested an OEM CNG solution school bus to complement our well-known CNG conversion packages,” commented Zaidi. “By teaming with the unique qualities of Lion Bus, we believe we have found a partner who will carry the legacy of Motori’s 30-plus years of excellence worldwide effectively to the American school bus marketplace, serving an obvious need in the evolving field of clean energy student transportation.”
“As importantly, our CNG model is a production-ready reality, with orders being taken now for fourth-quarter 2015 deliveries,” said Marc Bedard, president of Lion Bus.
Lion Bus/NGV Motori will team with First Priority Bus Sales to bring this product to market.
(Source: NGV Motori)
NGV Motori S.R.L is a developer of technologies that enable diesel engines to run on clean burning natural gas. With corporate headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and a production, development, conversion and distribution center in Dallas, Texas, NGV Motori was established in 2009 to introduce Motori products to the US market.
(Endnote: MFSAB = Multi-Function School Activity Buses)