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Allied Specialty Vehicles Supplies CNG School Buses in Pennsylvania

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire and emergency and recreation markets, announced that its Collins Bus Corporation subsidiary has delivered the first four production units of its new NEXBUS CNG Type A school bus to the Lower Merion School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. With more than half of its 117 vehicle fleet fueled by CNG, the Lower Merion School District boasts one of the largest fleets of alternative fuel school buses on the East coast.

“We are excited to see the delivery of the first Ford Factory OEM approved CNG Type A school bus,” said John Walsh, vice president of sales for ASV Bus. “The Collins NEXBUS CNG model demonstrates ASV’s commitment to meeting customer demands for environmentally friendly vehicles powered by clean alternative fuel systems that reduce carbon emissions.”

The four Collins NEXBUS CNG models, purchased through Wolfington Body Company in Exton, Pennsylvania, are built on a Ford E-450 cutaway truck chassis equipped with a gaseous engine prep package and feature the CNG Westport WiNG Power System, a dedicated natural gas fuel system for light-duty vehicles certified under the Ford Quality Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program. This certification maintains the Ford Factory 3-year/36,000 mile chassis engine and powertrain warranty.