New SoCalGas truck mortgage program for fleets eager about switching from diesel to near-zero pure gasoline vans

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Southern California Fuel Co. (SoCalGas) has launched the brand new SoCalGas Truck Mortgage Program. This system permits certified fleet house owners the chance to check out the newest in heavy-duty pure gasoline truck know-how by test-driving a 12L near-zero truck.

This “strive before you purchase” program offers fleet house owners with the chance to haul hundreds with the brand new truck for as much as two weeks. Operators will expertise the similarities between pure gasoline vans and diesel vans with respect to energy, drivability, gas vary and gas availability. Moreover, fleet house owners will see the benefits pure gasoline vans have over diesel, together with decrease gas prices.

SoCalGas is working in partnership with the truck’s proprietor, Rush Truck Facilities, the one firm with a 12-liter near-zero pure gasoline truck outfitted with a Cummins Westport ISX12N engine (earlier publish) and Momentum Gasoline system out there for lease in Southern California.

The ISX12N and the Cummins L9N are the bottom licensed NOx emission engines out there in North America. NOx exhaust emissions are 90% decrease than the present EPA NOx restrict of zero.2 g/bhp-hr, and the engines additionally meet or exceed the 2017 EPA greenhouse gasoline (GHG) emission necessities. CWI pure gasoline engines have met the 2010 EPA normal for particulate matter (zero.01 g/bhp-hr) since 2001.

The ISX12N is the primary Class eight truck engine for bigger heavy-duty autos to certify to the zero.02 g/bhp-hr optionally available normal.

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Primarily based on the ISX12 G, first launched in 2013, the ISX12N pure gasoline engine is offered with rankings from 320 to 400 hp and as much as 1,450 lb-ft (1,966 N·m) of peak torque. The ISX12N is designed for line haul, regional haul, refuse, and vocational vans, in addition to motorcoach and commuter buses.


Like Cummins Westport’s new L9N and B6.7N engines, the ISX12N contains a new engine management module with improved sturdiness, on-board diagnostics, an enhanced, maintenance-free three-way catalyst, and a closed crankcase air flow system.

As a part of the rental program, clients will take part in a “pre-rental” and “post-rental” survey of their pure gasoline car driving expertise. The survey will embrace matters similar to truck efficiency, fueling availability, grants and incentives and buy resolution.

Extra fleet house owners have switched to pure gasoline vans over the previous few years, due partly to out there incentive funding. Nonetheless, some are unfamiliar with the know-how and are hesitant to make the change. The SoCalGas Truck Mortgage Program is the proper technique to put pure gasoline vans to the take a look at on routes pushed daily.

—Sharon Tomkins, vice chairman of buyer options and technique for SoCalGas

SoCalGas account executives have assisted dozens of fleet house owners with incentive funding purposes to buy greater than 350 near-zero pure gasoline vans and construct 5 new CNG fueling stations for the reason that starting of the 12 months. Changing 350 diesel vans with near-zero pure gasoline vans is the equal of taking greater than 20,000 passenger vehicles off the street.

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Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas is the most important pure gasoline distribution utility in the USA. SoCalGas providers 21.eight million clients throughout 24,000 sq. miles of Central and Southern California, the place greater than 90% of residents use pure gasoline for heating, scorching water, cooking, drying garments or different makes use of. Pure gasoline delivered via the corporate’s pipelines additionally performs a key position in offering electrical energy to Californians;about 60% of electrical energy generated within the state comes from gas-fired energy vegetation.


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