Ford Bi-Fuel Vans and Trucks Coming from BAF
BAF, one of the biggest providers of natural gas vehicle systems and conversions, announced today the introduction of a new line of Ford vans and pick-ups that can operate on both regular fuel and compressed natural gas (CNG).
The models, which will become available in May 2011, are the Ford E-250/350 vans and the F-250/350 pick-up trucks. All have been crash-tested in accordance with official Federal Motor Vehicle Standards, meaning there is no hidden danger in having to run around with a CNG tank strapped to the back of the vehicle.
According to BAF, the models will be made available in both 10 GGE and 20 GGE packages. No prices for either of the cars have been announced so far.
“The ability to offer Ford QVM bi-fuel vehicles to the marketplace is a huge step forward,” said John Bacon, president of BAF Technologies, the first company in the US to be named a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for gaseous fuels.
“Not only will our new BAF bi-fuel models provide commercial and municipal fleets with increased flexibility in deploying their vehicles, they will move us another step closer to getting CNG vehicles into the hands of consumers as the fueling infrastructure continues to develop.”