SALT LAKE CITY & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AGA Systems, LLC and Nat G CNG Solutions® announced today that they are introducing a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system for GM’s popular crossover vehicles, the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox. The product was developed in partnership with Silver Eagle Distributing based in Houston, Texas.
“Silver Eagle has a long-standing commitment to cleaner fuels and is a leader in the use of natural gas in its fleet,” said Ed Pritchard, Senior Vice President of Silver Eagle Distributing. “When we were seeking a clean fuel solution for our new fleet of GMC Terrains, we turned to Nat G Solutions and AGA Systems to help us develop a system that would meet the needs of our marketing staff.”
“We are extremely pleased to be working with AGA Systems and Silver Eagle to develop this new product,” said Bob Lukefahr, Co-CEO of Nat G CNG Solutions. “We have developed both a passenger version of the GM crossover that seats five, and a cargo version that offers extended range and an enhanced cargo area.”
The bi-fuel CNG system can be installed on new and in-service 2013 and 2014 model GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox crossover vehicles. They feature a total highway range of 775 miles for the passenger version and 837 miles for the cargo version (combined CNG and gasoline). The new system is rated at an impressive 31 mpg highway on CNG.
Bryan Wilcox, Vice President of AGA Systems, explains that access to a Bi-fuel CNG vehicle has been historically reserved for the light- and medium-duty truck and SUV market. The Terrain and Equinox on the other hand are some of the best crossover offerings on the road today, and when equipped with CNG, provides an opportunity to see real savings with a smaller more fuel efficient vehicle.
Mr. Wilcox also added, “When running on CNG, the new Terrain/Equinox is one of the cleanest vehicles on the road.” In EPA Laboratory Testing, the new bi-fuel system met or exceeded the stringent Bin 3 EPA standards while running on CNG, making it one of the cleanest vehicles in the United States in the same category as the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Nat G CNG Solutions® has already begun delivering vehicles to Silver Eagle for testing and expects to begin full production of the new Terrain cargo version in December. The vehicles will go on display this week and will be available to test drive at the Natural Gas Vehicle Association Conference in Atlanta, GA.
At this time, the Terrain/Equinox bi-fuel CNG upgrade is available exclusively through Nat G® in Texas and Louisiana. AGA Systems expects to make the new system available through its installer network in other parts of the US beginning early next year.
About AGA Systems, LLC
AGA Systems is a proven industry leader in EPA Certified General Motors bi-fuel CNG conversion products. The company designs and manufactures proprietary CNG bi-fuel systems providing vehicle owners with the many transportation fuel benefits of clean, economical compressed natural gas. www.agasystemsinc.com
About Nat G CNG Solutions LLC
Based in Houston, Texas, with locations in Texas and Louisiana, Nat G CNG Solutions LLC is a leading turnkey CNG solutions provider for fleets. Nat G installs EPA approved Natural Gas vehicle upgrades for new vehicles and for in-service vehicles. The company also designs, builds, and installs complete natural gas fueling solutions for commercial and government clients. www.nat-g.com
About Silver Eagle Distributing
Silver Eagle Distributors L.P. is the Nation's largest Anheuser-Busch Inbev Wholesaler. With their corporate headquarters located in Houston, Texas the company operates a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles and employs over 1,300 people at seven (7) different locations. Company President and CEO John L. Nau adds that the company is also the nation’s largest distributor of Modelo beer brands imported from Mexico with their flagship brand Corona. Silver Eagle has been advocating and operating alternative fueled vehicles since the early 1990’s in various forms taking advantage of new technology as the industry has evolved. www.wideworldofbud.com