Moreover, EBI has rolled out one of Canada’s first heavy natural gas vehicle fleets, which proved this fuel can get the job done even in some of the country’s harshest cold weather conditions, according to “Evaluation of the Winter Performance of Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Trucks,” a report funded by Transport Canada’s ecoTechnology for Vehicles program.
The 18 Peterbilt trucks with Cummins Westport 8.9 litre engines have been operating over two years at winter temperatures as low as -16 degrees Celsius. EBI has since gone on to purchase another 32 CNG trucks given their satisfactory performance, fuel savings, and emissions benefits. “Natural gas is a great option that offers fuel savings from day one. We’re proud of our natural gas fleet,” said EBI’s President, Pierre Sylvestre
Source: Gaz Métro / CNGVA