American Power Group announced its network of WheelTime dealers had a record order month for American Power Group’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged natural gas systems.
“We are pleased to see the WheelTime dealer network open up new regions in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma where there has been strong state support for the expansion of natural gas vehicles,” says Lyle Jensen, CEO at APG. “The diversity of end markets and the wide range of model years being converted continue to demonstrate the universal application of APG’s Dual Fuel Turbocharged technology.”
Jensen adds, “One of the more exciting emerging trends we see is the success our 2014/2015 APG Dual Fuel Glider is having in side by side customer evaluation tests with dedicated natural gas engines. The Series 60 12.7L APG dual fuel glider is outperforming and experiencing less maintenance downtime then their dedicated natural gas engine counterpart.
“We have always believed our dual fuel system was going to be more than just a transition technology to dedicated natural gas engines and early indications are showing the APG Dual Fuel Glider is becoming an alternative mainstream natural gas vehicular choice for the Class 8 trucking industry.”
WheelTime’s sales are highlighted by a follow up order through Clarke Power Services to purchase 20 dual-fuel gliders after a previous purchase of 10 gliders. APG says the customer now has the largest APG dual-fuel fleet in the nation with 30 Class 8 trucks.
Additionally, Clarke Power Services has booked an evaluation order for conversion of two Class 8 trucks for one of the top 20 For-Hire Carriers in the U.S., and has outstanding quotes with four other top 20 fleets, APG says.