Agility Fuel Solutions, a provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has introduced two new compressed natural gas (CNG) products for the U.K. market: a 6×2 tractor and a trailer-mounted fuel storage system.
Agility developed the extended-range tractor in collaboration with renewable biomethane fuel provider CNG Fuels. It is an extended-wheelbase 4×2 CNG tractor with an added mini-midlift axle and two lightweight Agility ProRail 30 rail-mounted fuel storage systems. The tractor has a total CNG fuel capacity of 168 kg at 250 bar service pressure, which is enough to provide approximately 350 miles (560 km) of driving range, says Agility.
According to Agility, this is the first CNG truck offered in the U.K. capable of 44-metric-ton operations, making CNG a viable option for a larger portion of the U.K. truck market.
In addition, Agility’s new trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system can add up to 700 additional miles (1,120 km) of driving range. The trailer-mounted system has five CNG cylinders, plumbing, a durable and vibration-resistant structure, and integrated fire protection. The system mounts to the underside of the trailer and connects to the CNG tractor with a breakaway hose.
“We’re pleased to bring these new products to market and to make CNG a viable option for heavy-goods vehicles throughout the U.K., regardless of their range requirements,” says Joe Leduc, Agility’s commercial director for Europe. “With a fuel cost-savings of up to 40 percent and greenhouse-gas emissions savings of approximately 84 percent with renewable biomethane, CNG offers a great means for fleets to control their costs and to meet their sustainability goals.”