Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has delivered its 21-inch-diameter compressed natural gas (CNG) Q-Lite tank systems to a major transportation company and to fleet customers through the Kenworth dealership network.
The systems, developed under a commercial alliance with Mainstay Fuel Technologies, are based on Mainstay's existing fuel module designs and incorporate three of Quantum's lightweight, 21-inch Q-Lite tanks.
Under the Quantum-Mainstay alliance, each party can offer 21-inch back-of-cab fuel storage systems based on respective customer needs and will jointly collaborate on business development activities and new designs for 21-inch tank diameter systems.
The systems offer a new 59 DGE package that is low profiled to allow visibility out of the back windows of the cab. Under the alliance, Quantum can offer an extended range of sizes, from 59 DGE to 147 DGE, in a single back-of-cab fuel storage system.
‘We see the market segmenting into vertical applications. These new product offerings enable us to provide our customers with a wider variety of CNG fuel storage systems, enabling them to use natural gas in a much broader set of applications,’ says Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum.