NEW HUDSON, MI -- Icom North America, a developer and manufacturer of liquid-injection propane-autogas systems for commercial and consumer vehicles, has received eight new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems.
The new certifications cover all Ford E-Series vans, Expeditions, Crown Victorias, Lincoln Town Cars, and Navigators. The EPA certifications will allow Icom to convert popular fleet vehicles in the U.S. market for propane/autogas bi-fuel use, according to the company.
Icom's JTG II system is now available for approximately 80 vehicle platforms.
Icom previously had been awarded 15 EPA certifications: two for Ford 6.8-liter E-Series vehicles and 13 for 2009- through 2011-model-year Ford light-duty trucks equipped with 5.4- and 4.6-liter engines covering E-Series vans, Navigators, and Expeditions.
Icom's EPA certifications now cover an estimated one million vehicles, primarily Ford fleet vehicles, according to the company. The company expects to receive additional certifications for Ford vehicles, as well as for GM and Dodge vehicles in the near future.
Since 2004, Icom North America has been supplying its patented JTG liquid-injection propane mono-fuel systems to leading bus, truck and commercial vehicle manufacturers in the United States. Approximately 150,000 vehicles worldwide have been equipped with the Icom JTG Propane System since 2004. JTG II includes an enhanced multi-valve for rapid filling and an integrated fuel pump for ease of service, according to the company.
The JTG liquid-propane injection application is a fully-integrated, mono-fuel or bi-fuel engine system. It is designed specifically for use with OEM gasoline engines.
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