Agility Fuel Solutions has introduced the first CNG truck offered in the UK capable of 44-tonne operations at the UK Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced two new compressed natural gas products: a 6×2 CNG tractor, and a trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system.
Agility, in collaboration with renewable biomethane fuel provider CNG Fuels, has developed an extended range 6×2 CNG tractor. The tractor is an extended-wheelbase 4×2 CNG tractor with an added mini-midlift axle and two lightweight Agility ProRail® 30 rail-mounted fuel storage systems. The tractor has a total CNG fuel capacity of 168 kg at 250 bar service pressure, enough to provide approximately 350 miles (560 km) of driving range.
The trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system can add up to 700 additional miles (1,120 km) of driving range. It has five CNG cylinders, plumbing, a durable and vibration-resistant structure, and integrated fire protection. The system mounts to the underside of the trailer, and connects to the CNG tractor with a breakaway hose.
In combination with a CNG tractor this allows a vehicle to comfortably cover any potential driving range in the UK.
“We’re pleased to bring these new products to market and to make CNG a viable option for heavy goods vehicles throughout the UK, regardless of their range requirements,” said Joe Leduc, Agility’s Commercial Director – Europe. “With a fuel cost savings of up to 40% and greenhouse gas emissions savings of approximately 84% with renewable biomethane, CNG offers a great means for fleets to control their costs and to meet their sustainability goals.”