Leggett & Platt and Landi Renzo Partner to Produce Natural Gas Vehicles
ATLANTA – Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (L&P CVP) has partnered with Landi Renzo USA to implement alternative fuel systems using compressed natural gas (CNG).
L&P CVP, along with Landi Renzo, will have on display a Ford E-250 commercial van upfit with a dedicated CNG alternative fuel system at the 2011 NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 7–10.
“Landi Renzo is proud to be partnering with Leggett & Platt to bring cost-effective and efficient CNG upfits to the US fleet market,” said Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA. “Their long history of innovation, high-quality standards and process management capabilities make them an ideal partner.”
As a Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) of Ford vehicles, L&P CVP will install Landi Renzo’s CNG fuel system at its Ford ship-through facility in Elyria, Ohio and will offer three and four tank options for installation on Ford’s E-250 and E-350 Cargo and Passenger Vans.
The 21- and 27 gasoline-gallon-equivalent tanks are part of a system that complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations, is certified by the EPA, and is 50-state compliant through the California Air Resources Board.
The L&P CVP/Landi Renzo CNG conversion system allows NGVs to perform just like gasoline vehicles, can be serviced by local dealers and will be backed by a comprehensive warranty.
“The unwavering goal of L&P CVP continues to be that of meeting the changing needs and desires of our customers. To increase their efficiency, our customers have asked for alternative fuel options for their fleets and natural gas vehicles make economic sense,” said John Fischer, VP New Business and Product Development for L&P CVP. “We also strive to make the conversion process seamless. For Ford vans, simply check the option code (31V – effective 4/1/11) on the vehicle order form to have it upfit with the CNG fuel system and delivered to a dealer anywhere in the country at no additional transportation cost. The conversion adds no significant time to the process.”
Landi Renzo designs, manufactures, installs, and services alternative fuel systems and has more than 40 percent global market share.