CARB Certifies Agility Natural Gas Engine
By Mike Osenga17 August 2018
Agility Fuel Solutions, Costa Mesa, Calif., said it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for its first natural gas-powered engine. The Agility model 366NGTM, a General Motors 6.0L engine fitted with an Agility natural gas fuel system, is certified to meet the CARB Optional Low NOx Emissions Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. In addition, Agility also received CARB Heavy-Duty On-Board Diagnostics (HD-OBD) certification with full compliance.
The certified engine is targeted for school bus, walk-in van, cutaway chassis, cabover, terminal tractor, and medium-duty work truck applications in all 50 states, Agility said. It is available to vehicle OEMs as a standalone engine or as a fuel system only and can be combined with Agility’s compressed natural gas storage solutions resulting in a complete end-to-end natural gas solution for Class 4-6 medium-duty vehicles.
“This certification demonstrates Agility’s capabilities to meet newer, more stringent engine certification requirements, including HD-OBD,” said Brad Garner, Agility’s president – Powertrain Systems. “In addition, because this engine is certified to the Optional Low NOx standard, fleets using this engine will qualify for a higher level of grant funding and rebates.”
Agility Fuel Solutions is a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Its product offerings include natural gas, hydrogen, and battery electric energy storage and delivery systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane and natural gas fuel systems, and propane dispensers. Agility offers solutions for a variety of vehicle types, including Class 8 trucks, refuse trucks, transit buses, school buses, concrete mixers, and delivery trucks.