Tasmania’s natural gas supplier had previously presented this vehicle along with two Toyota CNG Aurion cars, all converted to bifuel operation by Melbourne-based Advanced Fuels Technology (AFT), developer of the engine system.
“Petrol, diesel and particularly LPG are subjected to Northern Hemisphere demand and price requirements, as well as exchange rate variations,” said Oudman. Instead, he added, CNG supply from Tas Gas can be contracted on a stable long-term basis, thereby providing price certainty.
It is worth to mention that Tasmania has recently opened an LNG micro-plant, which serves transport operators and also five refuelling facilities. It is Australia’s first manufacturing plant that converts natural gas to a liquefied form and delivers it to trucks.
Source: Toyota Material Handling