Unprecedented NGV Display For ACT Expo

| USA, Long Beach CA

The emergence of natural gas as a dominant alternative fuel in the United States is well illustrated by the unprecedented display of more than 30 different natural gas vehicles (NGVs) — sedans, pick-up trucks, vans, medium and heavy duty trucks, buses and special purpose vehicles including a CNG powered fire truck, all available in the USA — planned for the Alternative Clean Transportation EXPO (ACT Expo) in Long Beach, California, from 4-6 May.


Natural Gas Vehicles on Display –

  • Big Blue CNG Motor Coach (Chesapeake Energy)
  • Chevrolet Express CNG Cargo Van (Model Year 2011)
  • Chevrolet Express CNG Van (Greenkraft)
  • Chevrolet Silverado CNG Pickup Truck (Greenkraft)
  • Chevrolet Silverado Service Body CNG Pickup Truck (Southern California Gas Company)
  • Ford CNG Convertible Coupe (Model Year 1933, Natural Drive)
  • Ford CNG Transit Connect (BAF/Soritmo Cargo Conversion)
  • Ford E-250 CNG Cargo Van (Landi Renzo)
  • Ford E-350 CNG Van (Supershuttle)
  • Ford E-350 CNG Van (AT&T)
  • Ford E-450 CNG Transit Bus
  • Ford F-450 CNG Electric Hybrid Aerial Truck (AT&T)
  • Ford Transit Connect CNG Taxi Cab
  • Freightliner Cascadia 113 CNG Tractor
  • Freightliner M2 112 CNG Stake Body Truck
  • Freightliner M2 112 CNG Tractor + 53ft Trailer
  • Freightliner M2 112 LNG Tractor (Sysco Foods)
  • GMC Sierra 2500HD CNG Pickup Truck (Landi Renzo)
  • Green Alternative Solutions CNG School Bus
  • HME CNG Fire Truck
  • Honda Civic GX CNG Sedan (Model Year 2011)
  • International ProStar MaxxForce 13 Dual-Fuel Tractor (LNG)
  • JAC Model 1061 Cab Forward CNG Truck (Greenkraft)
  • Kenworth T440 Extended Day Cab CNG Tractor
  • Kenworth T800 LNG Aerocab Sleeper Tractor (Border Valley Trading)
  • NABI CNG Articulated Transit Bus (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus)
  • Peterbilt 320 Refuse Collection CNG Truck
  • Peterbilt 384 Extended Day Cab LNG Tractor
  • Thomas Built School Bus CNG Saf-T-Liner HDX
  • Westport Innovations, LNG Class-8 Tractor

Ride and Drive vehicles include –

  • Buick CNG Lucerne (Landi Renzo)
  • Ford Transit Connect CNG Vehicle
  • Freightliner M2 112 CNG Tractor (Ryder)
  • Honda Civic GX CNG Sedan (Model Year 2011)

Tours will include –

  • Republic Services, where more than 40 CNG refuse trucks are fueled each night by a state-of-the-art time fill CNG refueling station.  Attendees will be walked through the CNG refueling station equipment and the benefits of time filling will be explained.
  • Clean Energy public access natural gas truck fueling station in the Port of Long Beach – the largest in the nation.  This facility provides daily fueling to hundreds of LNG powered port trucks.
  • City of Los Angeles North Central maintenance garage where particpants will be walked through the various modifications and upgrades that were required for indoor maintainance of heavy-duty LNG and CNG vehicles.
  • City of Los Angeles LNG/LCNG refueling station. The North Central station has four 15,000-gallon LNG fuel storage tanks, six LNG dispensers, two dual-hose CNG dispensers, and a high volume LCNG fuel system. It provides daily LNG fueling for the approximately 120 of the City’s 450 LNG refuse collection trucks and CNG for a variety of light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles.
  • Ryder Rancho Dominguez yard, where the first 70 natural gas trucks in Ryder’s Southern California truck rental and leasing operation will be launched. These first 70 trucks are part of a larger 202 unit order that has been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission.

Event details here.

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  1. DLink says:

    Wonderful display, however, why only ONE passenger NGV when there are dozens available in Europe and Asia which could be imported to North America without significant problems or delay? If we are serious in the United States about a cleaner alternative fuel which is available right now, and for which we have ample supplies of fuel, then why aren’t American consumers given the same choice that Europeans and Asians are given in the passenger natural gas vehicle market? Why are only industrial solutions advertised and available? Biomethane plants are becoming economically viable and they do not cause the dangerous ecological damage of fracking, but we still see ONLY the Honda Civic GX for passenger vehicles. BTW, we have owned a Honda Civic GX since December 1998. We should NOT be among the few who do.

  2. steva says:

    I can’t believe the arrogance and or ignorance of our Government not to implement CNG in all vehicles. Private, fleets, commercial. I would love to convert both our private vehicles to affordable price.

  3. We will have more than one light-duty NGV at the 2011 ACT Expo. The Buick Lucerne is also a passenger vehicle. What was provided here was just a short-list. In fact, we’ll have have perhaps more NGVs than any other alternative-fueled vehicles on display at the conference and expo.