PETERBILT HOSTS AMERICA’S NATURAL GAS ALLIANCE (ANGA)
Denton, TX (August 23, 2011)
Peterbilt Motors Company hosted America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) for an educational presentation showcasing Peterbilt’s comprehensive family of alternative fuel vehicles, highlighting the lower operating costs, lower emissions benefits and the performance capabilities Peterbilt’s alternative vehicles offer. The meeting included test drives in Peterbilt’s alternative gas vehicles and a tour of the Denton manufacturing plant.
“As the leading manufacturer of alternative fuel system vehicles, Peterbilt is committed to providing customers environmentally sound solutions that meet their business objectives,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “By collaborating with ANGA, we can combine our ideas and resources to continue developing alternative fuel technologies and the supporting infrastructure, and promote the environmental benefits and the use of domestically sourced fuel.”
Representing over 30 of North America's largest independent natural gas exploration and production companies, ANGA promotes the economic, environmental and national security benefits of clean, domestic natural gas through joint activities focused on infrastructure development, vehicle production, marketing and education for clean transportation solutions.
The ANGA members involved in today’s meeting test drove Peterbilt’s Model 386 equipped with the Westport GX engine, and the Model 384 equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL-G engine. In addition, test drives were available in two diesel engine trucks, the Model 587 and Model 384, to demonstrate Peterbilt’s natural gas vehicles offer equal horsepower, torque and service capabilities of a diesel engine truck.
“Vehicles like those Peterbilt is manufacturing are integral to helping our country use clean, abundant, domestic natural gas,” said Tom Hassenboehler, ANGA’s vice president of policy development and legislative affairs. “Greater use of natural gas vehicles will help clean the air in communities across the country and can increase use of domestic energy sources—all while helping drive our economy forward.”
Peterbilt’s family of alternative fuel trucks forms the industry’s most comprehensive, high performing, fuel efficient, and environmentally responsible lineup. Powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Peterbilt’s Model 367 LNG, ideal for vocational applications, and Model 386 LNG, ideal for line, bulk, and tanker hauling, are both equipped with the Westport HD GX engine and offer up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 lbs-ft of torque. The 15-litre engine uses high pressure direct injection technology (HPDI), specialized cryogenic fuel tanks, and associated electronic components to facilitate robust performance and reliable operation. This technology uses a low cost, cleaner-burning fuel than diesel without compromising engine torque, power, fuel economy, or drivability, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
Peterbilt Models 320, 365 and 384 are equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL G engine, and can be coupled with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or LNG fuel systems. With ratings up to 320 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, ISL G-powered trucks provide optimal performance for short-haul, regional, refuse and dump applications.
With more than 250 dealer locations in Canada and the United States, Peterbilt provides best in class service and support for natural gas trucks.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its 260-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.