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News  May 5, 2014 2:15PM

LNG tanks available for Freightliner Cascadia trucks

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks are now a factory-installed option for Freightliner Trucks’ Cascadia 113. 



LONG BEACH, Calif. — Liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks are now a factory-installed option for Freightliner Trucks’ Cascadia 113. 
 
These new LNG tanks are made of stainless steel and are available in a multitude of configurations. They have a capacity of up to 300 LNG gallons (142 diesel gallon equivalent) that gives the trucks a range of 600 miles. 
 
“Our new factory-installed LNG tank offerings give customers more choices in our already comprehensive selection of natural gas options,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing, Freightliner Trucks. “Overall, our complete portfolio of alternative fuel solutions continues to meet the mark by delivering on productivity and performance.”
 
A variety of Freightliner’s green technologies will be featured at the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, at booth 1405. Just a few to look forward to are: 
 
• Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC CNG tractor with a 48-inch sleeper, equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine and factory-installed 140 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) tanks.
• Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch day cab with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine and 155 DGE CNG tanks.
• Freightliner 114SD CNG roll-off concept truck equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G.
• Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) S2G liquid propane fueled chassis with a stake body and crane.
 
In addition, a Cascadia 113 day cab will be at the ACT Expo Ride & Drive event (May 7, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m). 
 
The booth will also display some of Daimler AG’s (Freightliner’s parent company) alternative fuel products, such as the Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL car and the Smart Electric Drive car provided by car2go.
 
For more information about Freightliner’s natural gas trucks visit booth #1405 at ACT Expo or click here
 

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