American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received an order from Caribbean Power Group, its authorized dealer and certified installer in the Dominican Republic, to convert 38 heavy-duty trucks to operate on APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas dual-fuel system. The companies say the fleet that is deploying the systems is ‘in the building materials industry, with a presence in more than 50 countries.’
The 38 trucks, which are anticipated to be converted by the end of July, will be using compressed natural gas (CNG).
‘We have been working with this customer on the pilot order for over 18 months to validate field performance, economic payback and the emission reduction benefits of APG's dual-fuel solution,’ says Milton Zarzuela, president of Caribbean Power Group. ‘Based on data obtained during this initial field evaluation phase, our customer estimates a potential aggregate annual net fuel savings of over $1 million per year from the conversion of these 38 units.’
Zarzuela notes that this fleet customer is now examining the potential for converting about 200 trucks to the Turbocharged Natural Gas system.