ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corp. said May 10 it has obtained a certificate of conformity from the EPA for the company's 2010 Ford Fusion passenger sedan CNG conversion system.
This Fusion can operate entirely on natural gas (dedicated) or operate as a bi-fueled version, which enables the vehicle to run on either natural gas (CNG) or gasoline. A simple press of a dashboard button can instantly switch the fuels, with a driving range over 700 miles on a single fill-up.
The EPA has also issued Altech-Eco another certification for its Ford Fusion conversion system's "dedicated" version. This vehicle operates only on CNG. Buyers of this version can qualify for a $4,000 federal tax credit, upon purchase.
A bi-fueled conversion for the Fusion allows users to take advantage of natural gas as a cleaner burning alternative fuel when available. But they also have the option of switching to gasoline when necessary, with just the mere push of a button.
"Every federal, state and local municipality needs to save money on fuel, along with the business community, and the Ford Fusion powered by CNG is the perfect solution for them, so we're proud to be the first to have received the EPA bi-fuel conversion system certification for one of the best driving automobiles in the world," said Miles George, vice president of Altech-Eco. "You can easily see why the Fusion is one of America's most favorite cars, and for companies buying our dedicated 100-percent all-CNG version, they can receive a $4,000 federal tax credit, and tell the world that they are a green company as well."
Altech-Eco's EPA-approved CNG technology is certified without drilling into the engine manifold. Altech-Eco provides a lifetime warranty on all conversion system emissions components. Conversion systems are available at select participating Ford dealerships and approved aftermarket conversion facilities.
In addition to the 2010 Fusion CNG conversion EPA certifications, Altech-Eco has also received EPA certifications this year for the Ford Transit Connect, the Ford F-250 and F-350, the Mercury Milan, and the Ford Focus.
Altech-Eco (www.altecheco.com) is a division of privately held TransEco Energy of Asheville, N.C. Altech-Eco conversion systems are produced by Altech-Eco exclusively and are not a Ford Motor Co.-manufactured product.