A fuel consumption test demonstrated the ability of US Energy’s Hybrid Fuel System to replace more than 87% of diesel with natural gas.
The vehicle used for the consumption test was a GM C190 Colorado Pickup using an Isuzu 2.5-liter engine. The vehicle route was a 162-mile trip. In a diesel mode, the 162 miles used a total of 16.029 gallons of diesel fuel. In a dual fuel mode, the vehicle consumed 1.97 gallons of diesel fuel.
US Energy is engaged in a program with GM-Thailand to provide dual fuel system for their C190 Colorado Pickup for model years 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The Company received its first international letter of credit relating to the sale of its Hybrid Fuel System in Asia. This letter of credit is put in place to cover the delivery of the first 15 systems earmarked for a taxi company with over 3,800 vehicles.