Agility Fuel Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has launched two new CNG products at the UK Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham: a 6×2 CNG tractor, and a trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system. The extended range 6×2 truck was developed in collaboration with biomethane provider CNG Fuels.
The new vehicle is an extended-wheelbase 4×2 CNG tractor with an added mini-midlift axle and two lightweight Agility ProRail® 30 rail-mounted fuel storage systems. The tractor has a total CNG fuel capacity of 168 kg at 250 bar service pressure, enough to provide approximately 350 miles (560 km) of driving range. This is the first CNG truck offered in the UK capable of 44-tonne operations, making CNG a viable option for a larger portion of the UK truck market.
In addition, Agility has introduced a trailer-mounted CNG fuel storage system which can add up to 700 additional miles (1,120 km) of driving range. The trailer-mounted system has five CNG cylinders, plumbing, a durable and vibration-resistant structure, and integrated fire protection. It mounts to the underside of the trailer, and connects to the CNG tractor with a breakaway hose. In combination with a CNG tractor this allows a vehicle to comfortably cover any potential driving range in the UK.
“We’re pleased to bring these new products to market and to make CNG a viable option for heavy goods vehicles throughout the UK, regardless of their range requirements,” said Joe Leduc, Agility’s Commercial Director – Europe. “With a fuel cost savings of up to 40% and greenhouse gas emissions savings of approximately 84% with renewable biomethane, CNG offers a great means for fleets to control their costs and to meet their sustainability goals.”
Source: Agility Fuel Solutions