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Why Make the Switch to Natural Gas?

July 9th, 2015

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Ford is all about innovating for and ensuring sustainability, and right now that means changing how our vehicles move on a very fundamental level, their fuel. Integrating an alternative fuel into your fleet can bolster your bottom line, support the U.S. economy, and help keep Michigan beautiful for generations to come.

why_alt_fuelOne of the most attractive up-fit options for Ford’s Commercial Line-up are vehicles that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Ford Commercial has made this historically expensive up-fit an affordable and attractive option for those starting or upgrading their fleet of vehicles. Firstly, natural gas considered a much cleaner alternative to gasoline, while providing the same amount of power to the truck and costing much less per gallon equivalent. As of just this last April, the average price for a gasoline-gallon-equivalent of Compressed Natural Gas was $2.09, compared to gasoline averaging around $2.42 per gallon.

Information Courtesy of afdc.energy.gov

Information Courtesy of afdc.energy.gov

According to a case study by Ford in Kent, Washington, a distribution company switched to CNG powered Ford F-650s and saved around $500 a month per vehicle, based on a figure of driving between 2,000 to 2,500 miles a month with diesel fuel.

“Ford has given us a lot of bang for our buck,” says Jim Florio, owner of Click Wholesale Distributing in Kent, WA. “The drivers are also proud to be part of a solution to drastically reduce emissions. And because this vehicle is so affordable, more of our drivers can drive new trucks.”

With a steadily growing domestic production and infrastructure, stable, affordable prices on fuel and the kits, plus more renewable fuel options emerging every day, running your vehicles on compressed natural gas is proving to be a very forward approach.

CNG and Propane fuel types (LPG) are available on the Ford Transit Connect, Transit Van, Transit Cutaway and Chassis cab, the E-350 and 450 Stripped and Cutaway Chassis, the F-250, 350, and 450, Super Duty Pickup, the F-350, 450, and 550 Super Duty Chassis Cab, the F-650 and 750 Medium Duty, the F59 Commercial Chassis, and the F53 RV Stripped Chassis.

Many other options are available through Ford to support other alternative fuels too, check it out on Ford’s Fleet Vehicle site here. You can also read up on the complete benefits of switching to CNG on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website here.

Don’t forget, Borgman Ford Commercial is here for all of your commercial needs. Contact us with any questions about Ford Compressed Natural Gas Up-Fits and Options!


 

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