Quantum introduces new 400 Series high capacity ultra-light-weight natural gas storage system for commercial truck fleets
14 February 2012
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has introduced a new composite compressed natural gas (CNG) tank targeting the expanding commercial natural gas fleets including refuse truck applications. The new 400 Series CNG storage tank was designed incorporating feedback from Quantum’s customers and has a Diesel Gallon Equivalency (DGE) of 26 gallons.
Quantum says its composite tanks are the lightest in the industry, requiring less structure for mounting support, thereby increasing available payload. In addition, Quantum’s tanks maximize on board storage capacity resulting in greater driving range.
President Obama has proposed a credit equivalent of 50 percent of the extra cost of purchasing a natural gas-powered truck compared with one that runs on diesel or gasoline. Such incentives make conversion to inexpensive, clean burning and US-produced natural gas fuel even more attractive due to high return on investment and short payback. Quantum offers proven, class-leading products and technologies for natural gas truck fleets including class 7-8 commercial trucks and refuse trucks.—Alan P. Niedzwiecki, the President and CEO of Quantum
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