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3/28/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Agility Hexagon wins contract for CNG tanks on large commercial fleet

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Agility Hexagon will supply its 700-mile-range, Behind-the-Cab CNG system for heavy-duty trucks in the "largest commercial vehicle fleet" in the US.


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Agility Hexagon LLC, the joint venture of Agility Fuel Systems (Santa Ana, CA, US) and Hexagon Composites (Lincoln, NE, US), reports that the largest commercial vehicle fleet in the United States has announced its plan to deploy new heavy-duty trucks using Agility Hexagon's Behind-the-Cab compressed natural gas (CNG) system with improved aerodynamics and additional freight space, and an enhanced 27-inch Hexagon Composites tank that enables a 700-mile driving range. The systems are due for delivery in third quarter 2016. 

"NOx emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks pose one of the greatest threat to our climate," says Chet Dawes, vice president CNG automotive products, Hexagon Composites. "Compressed natural gas (CNG) is one of the cleanest burning fuels available and is key to long-term fleet strategies around the world."

"Our vision is to transform the transportation industry with the cleanest natural gas systems in the market," says Kathleen Ligocki, CEO, Agility Fuel Systems. "Collaboration between our companies consistently delivers engineering excellence to our products."

Who the customer is was not identified by Agility Hexagon. However, a review of US commercial vehicle fleet data reveals the largest to be United Parcel Service (UPS).

Agility Hexagon was created in 2014 and combines the expertise of the two companies: Agility Fuel Systems supplies on-board natural gas fuel systems for trucks and buses; Hexagon Composites is a manufacturer of composite CNG cylinders.