AT&T says it is working with IMPCO Automotive, a division of Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., to upfit 650 Ford F-350 trucks with dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems.
This deal represents IMPCO's first project since being green-lighted as a ship-through partner in Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program earlier this month.
The trucks are one-ton chassis cabs equipped with Ford's 6.2-liter engine. The F-350s will receive gaseous-prep packages at the Ford plant and then move to IMPCO's facility in Union City, Ind., for the natural gas conversion. Each truck will have 25 GGE of on-board CNG storage.
After the CNG system is complete, the trucks will move on to the next step in the process, to receive utility bodies.
IMPCO notes that these AT&T fleet trucks will undergo natural gas conversions during the second half of this year.