ADRIAN, MI – A Venchurs’ converted 2012 bi-fuel F-350 will make the trek from Michigan to Las Vegas while towing a custom upfitted Jeep Wrangler, according to Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a CNG converter for Ford.
Venchurs will join its sister-company, VWerks, at the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Both the truck and Jeep will serve as booth vehicles at the show.
The road trip, which will cover nearly 2,000 miles over the course of four days, will address two of the biggest concerns surrounding compressed natural gas-powered vehicles — infrastructure and loss of power. Venchurs will show that with a little extra planning and patience, it is completely possible (and less expensive) to drive across the country on CNG, and that towing capabilities aren’t reduced when driving on CNG, according to the company.
On the trip from Detroit to Las Vegas, Venchurs will be stopping at dealerships and CNG stations across the country, showing off its Ford conversions and the custom-built Jeep. Social media will play an instrumental role on the road trip as daily updates will be posted to Venchurs’ various social media channels. Fans and followers will be engaged through related contests and promotions—all information will be posted on the Facebook and Twitter pages of Venchurs CNG, as well as the Facebook and Twitter pages of VWerks.