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Natural gas-powered Kenworths to serve California ports

CARSON, Cal. -- A fleet of Kenworth T800 liquid natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks is set to begin serving the ports ...


Kenworth's LNG T800s will produce fewer emissions than trucks running on traditional diesel fuel, the company says.
Kenworth's LNG T800s will produce fewer emissions than trucks running on traditional diesel fuel, the company says.

CARSON, Cal. — A fleet of Kenworth T800 liquid natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks is set to begin serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the company announced yesterday.

The trucks were displayed for the first time at opening ceremonies of a new natural gas service station, operated by Clean Energy Fuels. The trucks will be the first LNG T800s to operate at the ports and will be run by Southern Counties Express. The trucks are equipped with Westport Innovations LNG fuel system which is installed on Cummins ISX 15-litre engines. The natural gas will produce fewer emissions than diesel, the company announced.

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the South Coast Air Quality Management District have helped fund the project.


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