Alliance AutoGas is outlining a number of technologies it brought to the propane autogas industry in 2018.
Examples include 58 new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certifications covering 38 differing vehicle platforms, an electric/propane autogas hybrid Ford Fusion, and the aftermarket autogas port-fueled direct injection (PFDI) engineered system.
The PFDI system, first introduced at last year’s NTEA Work Truck Expo, is still the first and only aftermarket technology of its kind available in the marketplace today, claims Alliance. The solution can integrate Alliance’s engineered system into the OEM factory computer system of the vehicle, making for a seamless communication between the two.
Stuart Weidie, president of Alliance AutoGas, says, “We are pleased to differentiate Alliance AutoGas in the alternative fuel market as hybrid-friendly. This vehicle is a precursor of many to come in the Ford family, and our company is committed to staying ahead of vehicle technology. We want to provide autogas users with the best possible resources for reducing emissions and costs on the market.”
Ed Hoffman, president of Alliance’s technology distributor, BSI, adds, “A few years ago, all of our products were simple multi-point fuel-injected engines. At that time, we were running through R&D projects to better understand how we would interface with fuel systems of the future.
“The future has come very quickly, and we have not only adapted to these changes but, with our partnerships, exceeded industry standards for them. We stand today with extremely diverse and reliable fuel system technology. As the next chapters of advancement are occurring, we, with Alliance AutoGas, are excited to be part of what comes next.”