Agility and Quantum Receive Large Orders from UPS
Following UPS’s recent vehicle acquisition announcement, Agility Fuel Systems announced that UPS has ordered 445 of its new 160 DGE Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems for delivery in 2015.
UPS will be operating almost 1,600 heavy-duty trucks equipped with CNG or LNG fuel systems supplied by Agility. These trucks, once fully deployed, are projected to run more than 230 million miles annually, and will be supported by Agility’s comprehensive field support.
Agility has worked closely with UPS to develop and engineer custom specifications for their applications and has provided installation, training and in-servicing support to enable successful deployment and rapid expansion of natural gas in their heavy-duty truck fleet.
Agility has also supported the UPS natural gas rollout with its portable fueling solution, enabling new LNG trucks to be fueled at the production plant where they are built and quickly placed into service.
Quantum Fuel Systems also received an order from UPS for 319 fuel systems for UPS’s heavy-duty CNG vehicle program. The issuance of purchase orders will be coordinated through two OEMs and their installation partners.
The delivery dates under this award are scheduled to begin in mid-2015 and will include the recently released versions of Quantum’s Q-Cab LITE and Q-Rail LITE storage systems, as well as delivery in the September time-frame of a version of Quantum’s soon to be released back-of-cab storage system.