DALLAS – BAF Technologies said it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification – in the form of an executive order -- for the 2012 model-year dedicated Ford Transit Connect CNG.

The CARB executive order allows the Ford Transit Connect CNG to be sold and operated in California, the state with the most stringent emissions control rules, effective immediately. Sixteen other states follow CARB rules.

BAF already has CARB executive orders for the 2012 F-450/550/650 utility body and E-450 shuttle. Also for 2012, BAF has EPA certifications for these dedicated CNG Ford vehicles: E-250/350 van, E-450 shuttle, F-250/350 pickup and F-450/550/650 utility body. BAF’s bi-fuel CNG products — E-250/350 van and F-250/350 pickup — are EPA-certified.

“The Transit Connect is in growing demand for fleets of all types across the country, including taxis and service vans,” said John Bacon, BAF president. “CARB certification means the Transit Connect will now be available in all 50 states.”

BAF is a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels.