Greenkraft Inc., a manufacturer of alternative fuel commercial vehicles, says it has received certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board for its compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions of the Ford 6.8-liter V-10 three-valve engine.
The engine is generally used in medium-duty (greater than 14,000 lbs. GVW) fleet vehicle applications. The Greenkraft CNG conversions are available with 32.5 GGE or 65 GGE Type 4 CNG cylinders that can be side-frame-mounted or located behind the cabin.
‘Our system is completely tested and underwent extreme conditions to ensure product durability and road validation,’ says Frank Ziegler, Greenkraft's director of sales.
Greenkraft is anticipating EPA and CARB certifications on other Ford engine families in the near future. The company already offers CNG systems on the GM 4.8-liter and 6.0-liter engine families, and it has converted over 100 Isuzu medium-duty trucks that use the 6.0-liter powerplant.