Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Venchurs Announces CNG Conversions for Ford F-150

August 19, 2013

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions provider for Ford Motor Company, will now offer CNG conversions for the 3.7L Ford F-150.

Ford introduced a gaseous prepped engine for the F-150 on July 30, 2013 where Venchurs previewed its converted F-150 truck.

Venchurs will offer both bi-fuel and dedicated options for the F-150 and will give customers the flexibility to choose from three gas gallon equivalent (GGE) options: 12.8GGE, 17.8GGE, or 23.5GGE. As with all Venchurs' CNG products, the F-150 will maintain the original Ford warranty and can be financed through Ford Credit, Venchurs stated.

Venchurs currently has ship-thru for the 6.2L F-250 and F-350, and anticipates having ship-thru for the F-150 in the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition to the CNG conversion, Venchurs offers its customers the option to add additional accessories, such as bumpers, wheels, tires, and brush guards at its supplementary upfit facility in Adrian, Mich.

This option reduces logistics costs and lead time to the end customer, according to Venchurs. Venchurs will begin taking orders immediately and will start converting as soon as the 2014 models start rolling off the assembly line.

Venchurs' expanding CNG portfolio as a Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for Ford already includes bi-fuel and dedicated conversions for the 6.2L Ford F-250 and F-350 and the 2.0L Transit Connect, and anticipates two new vehicles in 2014.

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