Six Cadillac Escalades Complement 26 Stretch Lincolns, All CNG-Fueled
MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has deployed six Cadillac Escalades converted to compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel operation by World CNG. They join a fleet of 26 dedicated-natural gas stretch limos, also with World CNG fuel systems.
MGM Resorts Las Vegas has deployed six natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel Cadillac Escalades outfitted by World CNG with engine hardware by AGA Systems and Type IV all-composite fuel cylinders by Hexagon Lincoln.
The new Cadillacs were unveiled during the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino this week. They will serve customers at MGM’s Aria Resort & Casino and Bellagio Resort & Casino.
“Environmental responsibility is a core component of our culture,” MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO Jim Murren said in a release.
AGA Systems for Escalade Engines
The Escalades have GM’s 6.2-liter V-8 engines with natural gas fuel equipment from Utah’s AGA Systems, says World CNG president and CEO Garrett Alpers. His firm used Type IV all-composite CNG cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln in a World CNG-designed assembly.
One of 26 CNG-fueled stretch limousines serving the Bellagio and other deluxe destinations in Las Vegas. World CNG converted 21 and upgraded five older vehicles.
MGM’s fleet of 26 stretch limos also have World CNG fuel systems. They are dedicated-CNG vehicles, he told F&F.World CNG converted 21 and upgraded five, with BAF upfits dating from 2007, he says.
The MGM limos have three CNG tanks each, able to hold 15 gasoline gallon equivalents. The tanks are integrated into the stretched limousine chassis using an FMVSS-approved, crash-tested design spec.
“We’re honored to have provided these unique CNG conversions,” Alpers says in the MGM release.
Kaysville, Utah (March 29, 2013) – AGA Systems is proud to announce that it has received full EPA Certification for its DuraDrive® proprietary compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system. DuraDrive® is available now for 2013 General Motors and Isuzu adaptable chassis platforms powered by the 6.0L gaseous prep engine for both above and below 14,000 GVW vehicle classes. The Cutaway Van, Utility Service Body, Bed Delete, and Isuzu NPR trucks are configured for delivery, transportation, industrial and vocational truck service.
The proven AGA Systems technology and EPA Certification give GM and Isuzu fleet customers the option to convert adaptable chassis platforms to run safely on both gasoline and compressed natural gas. As a transportation fuel, CNG provides significant fuel cost savings while meeting all EPA vehicle emissions requirements. Bi-fuel trucks equipped with the DuraDrive® system easily transition between compressed natural gas and gasoline offering drivers an extended mileage range.
All AGA Systems products are engineered to the highest performance and emissions standards. AGA DuraDrive® fuel conversion products are high altitude and cold-start tested and operate seamlessly with the factory on-board diagnostics system.
AGA Systems supplied and EPA Certified CNG bi-fuel conversions are used by municipal and state agencies, private and public companies and individual consumers who want to make the smart transition to natural gas-powered vehicles. With an AGA Systems certified, reliable CNG conversion system, there are virtually no limitations on truck body, bed, or engine configuration and no limitations on the choice of other truck accessories, now including the adaptable chassis platform applications.
AGA Systems supplies a nationwide network of trained and certified partner installers. With the AGA Systems DuraDrive® bi-fuel conversion system, the vehicle owner selects the GM or Isuzu adaptable chassis truck configuration, CNG tank size and location, accessories and instrumentation, and may choose among a full range of other standard aftermarket accessories.
AGA Systems qualified installers work with fleet and individual vehicle owners to insure a reliable and competitive CNG system and provide ongoing customer and technical support.
AGA Systems, LLC
AGA Systems is a proven industry leader in EPA Certified General Motors bi-fuel CNG conversion products. The company designs and manufacturers proprietary CNG bi-fuel systems providing vehicle owners with the many transportation fuel benefits of clean, economical compressed natural gas.
Ogden, Utah (November 12, 2012) – AGA Systems, formerly known as AutoGas America, is proud to announce that it has received full EPA certification for its proprietary compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel systems that are available now for the complete line of 2013 General Motors trucks, vans and SUVs configured with 6.2L, 6.0L, 5.3L, and 4.8L engines.
The proven AGA Systems technology and EPA certification give GM’s fleet customers an immediately available option to convert 2013 GM trucks to run safely on both gasoline and compressed natural gas. As a transportation fuel, CNG provides significant fuel cost savings while meeting all EPA vehicle emissions requirements. The bi-fuel trucks easily transition between compressed natural gas and gasoline offering drivers an extended mileage range.