Ohio-based NatGasCar LLC, an alternative fuel technology solutions provider, has received US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its proprietary Van Conversion System for use on the 2011 Dodge Caravan, the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country, and the 2011 Volkswagon Routan. The conversion system enables vehicles to fuel with clean-burning Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) instead of gasoline. The 2011 Caravan is the first passenger or cargo van in the NatGasCar fleet that includes bi-fuel and dedicated fuel pick-up trucks.
“We are very excited to launch our EPA certified Van Conversion System now to help reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil by increasing miles driven using domestically produced compressed natural gas. Our launch of the CNG Caravan enables fleets and private users to immediately reduce their operating costs without giving up any of the benefits of the award winning 3.6L Pentastar engine,” said Joe Wray Director
“The Caravan enables consumers that need heavier passenger vehicles to participate in the growing market for alternative fuel vehicles” said Brad Trembath President of NatGasCar LLC. “Electric cars are lower weight vehicles that have a small range of miles before refueling. The CNG Caravan will be a great alternative for families, taxis or carpools.”
NatGasCar LLC’s proprietary system uses a sleek injection device; the patent-pending process avoids the need for drilling and tapping into the manifold of the vehicle.
(This article compiled using information from a NatGasCar LLC press release)