Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (Lake Forest, Calif., USA), a provider of natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, announced on April 2 the introduction of a new composite Q-lite tank system for light-duty vehicles engaged in the service industry. Quantum has received initial orders for this system from Kwik-Trip and Ledcor Construction.
Quantum says there were approximately 10,000 light duty natural gas vehicles either new or retrofitted in 2013. It says the service industry has identified methods to reduce its carbon footprint and has started to gain economic incentive with the use of these compressed natural gas vehicles.
"The service industry is taking advantage of short-distance city routes and the existing CNG infrastructure already made available on these routes," says Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum. "Quantum's technology and product portfolio can be easily adopted across multiple vehicle platforms and sizes and we will remain very active in leveraging our technologies into the full vehicle landscape."
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