Agility Picks up 2019 EPA Approval for Propane Engine

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Agility Fuel Solutions, a provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for its 488LPI 8.0L V-8 propane engine for sale through Dec. 31, 2019.

The 488LPI engine is assembled in Agility’s Salisbury, N.C., plant on a base General Motors V-8 engine long block with proprietary Agility dress parts, liquid propane injection (LPI) technology and controls. The 488LPI engine is used in school bus, propane bobtail and medium-duty truck applications. A version of the 488LPI engine is available on the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Propane school bus.

“We are pleased with the performance of the 488LPI engine since we brought it to market in 2018,” states Brad Garner, Agility’s president for powertrain systems. “We expect demand for this engine to continue to grow as more fleets benefit from the significant purchase incentives available for propane-powered vehicles and enjoy the lower total cost of ownership over the life of the vehicle.”

Agility Fuel Solutions is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites ASA.

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