SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Automotive, a business unit of Fuel System Solutions, Inc., and a designer, manufacturer and supplier of proven, cost-effective alternative fuel components and systems for use in transportation applications, announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued 2011 model-year Certifications for IMPCO dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Systems for the following Ford Motor Company vehicles:

  --  Ford 5.4 Liter V8 engine in the Ford E-150, 250 & 350 Platform

  --  Ford 6.8 Liter V10 2v engine in the Ford E-450 Platform

  --  Ford 6.8 Liter V10 3v engine in the Ford F450, 550 Super Duty Truck


  --  Ford 6.2 Liter V8 engine in the Ford F-250, 350 Super Duty Truck


  --  Ford 2.0 Liter I4 engine in the Ford Transit Connect Van

EPA Certification for these Ford products adds significant depth to IMPCO Automotives product offering on Ford platforms, from small displacement 4 cylinder vans to Ford's new 6.2 Liter V8 Super Duty Line of trucks. IMPCO Automotive has also received approval by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the 6.8 Liter V10 engines in both the 2 valve and 3 valve configurations. CARB approvals for other Ford engines are expected soon.

"We are excited to expand our offering of products to convert popular Ford trucks from gasoline to clean burning plentiful, domestic CNG,"

said Rob Lykins, IMPCO Automotive Director of Sales & Marketing. "Our innovative fuel systems enable fleets and vehicle operators to significantly lower their operating costs and reduce emissions while at the same time avoid reliance on foreign oil during these times of rising fuel prices."

"IMPCO is aggressively investing in future growth opportunities in North America by bolstering our automotive business with innovative new products that position us as the leader in the emerging US natural gas vehicle market," said Rick Nielsen, IMPCO Groups General Manager. "We have also developed partnerships with key fleet customers and manufacturers of CNG and LPG fleet vehicles that further strengthen our North American presence in the growing alternative fuels sector."

"IMPCO Automotive is gaining industry recognition as a cost-effective supplier and installer of certified under hood CNG kits and vehicle fuel systems. We also offer fleet customers and OEM's turnkey CNG and LPG system installations at our plant in Union City, Indiana and via our network of Distributors / Installers throughout North America," noted Nielsen.