The Ledcor Group of Companies today announced they have purchased over 200 compressed natural gas vehicles. The fleet will feature 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans that have been converted by G.W. Anglin Manufacturing to incorporate CNG fuel systems from Altech-Eco. “We are thrilled to have Ledcor building its NGV project around our product as we continue to offer our fleet customers the power of choice that best suit their needs,” said Mike Traub, Director of Fleet Sales, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited.
Ledcor has invested over $10 million in natural gas vehicles to date. Each vehicle incurs a significant upfitting cost associated with converting the vehicle to run on CNG. The costs are partially offset by FortisBC’s incentive program, for the vehicles deployed to operate in British Columbia. Ledcor also owns 15 Class 8 LNG trucks. The CNG vehicles will be deployed throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewa.
“Converting a significant portion of our light-duty vehicle fleet makes good economic sense for Ledcor and is aligned with our sustainability goals,” said Scott Lyons, COO, Ledcor Technical Services. “We estimate we’ll reduce our annual fuel costs by about 30% and cut our green-house-gas emissions by approximately 235 or 2,000 tons of CO2e per year.”
Moreover, Alicia Milner, President of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, commented: “Ledcor is setting the bar high and showing the way for other fleet owners in the country. Not only were they one of the first fleets in Canada to operate factory-built natural gas highway tractors, their new fleet of Ford Transit Connect cargo vans is unprecedented in scale, Ledcor is well-positioned to start to reap the benefits of lower cost fuel and a reduced environmental footprint from their operations.”
Source: Ledcor Industries