Verizon Contracts BAF to Convert 501 Service Vans to CNG in 2010
22 April 2010
BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has received an order from Verizon to convert 501 new Ford E-250 Series vans to compressed natural gas (CNG) power. The vans are scheduled for deployment later this year.
The vehicles will be equipped with the BAF proprietary clean-air certified CalComp System. Natural gas produces up to 30% lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline in light-and medium-duty vehicles.
The BAF CNG vehicle up-fits for Verizon will be completed at Steelweld Equipment Company in Hemet, CA, and Temple, TX; and at North American Equipment Upfitters in Hooksett, NH. Steelweld and North American were jointly selected by BAF and Verizon to execute the installation of the BAF CNG vehicle systems. Both Steelweld and North American are authorized installers for BAF, and have been long-time suppliers to Verizon.