According to Navistar, Clean Energy will guarantee CNG and LNG fuel prices at a ‘significant reduction’ from diesel for five-year terms. Clean Energy will also support dealer-outreach efforts and educate fleet managers and drivers about natural gas fueling.
For its part, Navistar says it intends to bring to market ‘the broadest range of Class 6 through Class 8 CNG-/LNG-powered vehicles in the category.’ The company's platform currently includes International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with natural gas-powered MaxxForce DT engines, and Navistar also plans to offer the Cummins-Westport ISL-G in the TranStar and WorkStar.
Navistar adds that it intends to partner with Clean Air Power Ltd. to develop ProStar, WorkStar and PayStar trucks powered by a diesel pilot-injection LNG MaxxForce 13 L engine.
‘The deployment of new, innovative, heavy-duty natural gas engines by world-class original equipment truck manufacturers like Navistar is accelerating the transition to natural gas fuel as a game-changer for heavy-duty trucking,’ says Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy's president and CEO.
‘Navistar and Clean Energy have come up with a breakthrough program that offers customers a quicker payback on their investment, plus added fuel-cost savings from day one of operation,’ adds Dan Ustian, Navistar's chairman, president and CEO.