Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it recently secured initial compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system orders from new customers in California and Canada – regions the company calls ‘key markets that continue to offer attractive fuel savings or incentives.’ Quantum has not, however, disclosed details about the new orders.
‘In partnership with OEM heavy-duty truck dealerships, we've identified and uncovered new opportunities and customers in the heavy-duty tractor market driven primarily by attractive fuel price spread for CNG but also incentives and sustainability requirements,’ says Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum. ‘The markets in California and Canada continue to represent growth opportunities with the existing attractive price spreads and/or incentives, along with the fact that compressed natural gas is being made more readily available to heavy-duty transportation customers in these key markets.”
In California, Quantum claims, GAIN Clean Fuel has entered the market “with aggressive CNG fuel prices.”
‘Our entry into the California market was to rebrand existing fueling stations and overhaul some of the equipment readying for heavy-duty applications,’ comments U.S. Gain General Manger Bill Renz. ‘Competitive opportunities are good in markets where the landscape has experienced the highest CNG prices in the U.S.’