Alkane Truck Co. has announced it will start to produce a propane autogas (LPG)-powered Class 8 cab-over truck, breaking into the long-distance transportation industry.
The company chose to go with LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) for Class 8 long-haul truck for several reasons in particular.
Alkane CEO Bob Smith said, “LPG makes the most sense because the distribution is already in place and growing annually. We’ve been able to get good torque from the LPG-powered engines, and we think it’s a perfect fit for the Class 8.”
As of now, the company does not have any plans to offer CNG (compressed natural gas) later this year.
Based out of South Carolina, Alkane says the new truck will round out its current alternative fuel truck development plans. They will also begin production of a Class 7 cab-over powered by LPG and CNG later this year.
The company’s Alkane Dominator, a Humvee-type vehicle that also uses LPG or CNG, is expected to be ready for production in 2017.
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