The trucks featuring 11.9 liter CNG Cummins engines will be mostly used in New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey, helping to offset a high-traffic region with significant greenhouse gas emissions. The vehicles will have up to a 500-mile range on a single fill-up, which is more than a typical CNG truck. This will allow drivers to complete a full delivery circuit from the company’s distribution center without having to refuel.
“Our partnership with Willow Run Foods provides an opportunity to help meet Governor Cuomo’s goal of increasing the use of alternative fuels in New York, which will be beneficial not only to the state’s cleantech economy but to the environment,” said Janet Joseph, Vice President for Technology and Strategic Planning, NYSERDA.
Source: Willow Run Foods Inc.