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The Laundry Truck LA, SoCalGas, and Landi Renzo USA partner to bring additional mobile laundry services to thousands of homeless

“This partnership is an amazing opportunity for us to be able to help and give back to our local community. We are pleased to partner with SoCalGas and The Laundry Truck to contribute in this unparalleled time of need,” said Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA. “Our Ford F-250 truck with the Landi Renzo compressed natural gas system will help The Laundry Truck with their mobile services while lowering emissions, reducing their environmental impact, and decreasing their fuel costs.”

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Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced a $25,000 donation to The Laundry Truck LA (TLTLA) to provide free laundry services and necessities to the homeless population in Los Angeles, including at the city’s 42 coronavirus relief centers. The grant will help fund the purchase and furnishing of a second trailer to support the community’s rising demands for laundry services. Landi Renzo USA, a global leader in alternative fuel technology, will also donate a truck equipped with the company’s Eco Ready™ compressed natural gas (CNG) system to support TLTLA’s efforts. The converted CNG Ford F-250 pickup truck will help TLTLA expand their reach and lower the organization’s current transportation costs by 30 percent. With the donations from SoCalGas and Landi Renzo, TLTLA is expecting to complete 15,600 loads of laundry in 2020.

“In this pandemic, it is more critical than ever that our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness gain access to basic needs, such as laundry services,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Without a vaccine, we all must maintain good hygiene and wash our clothes frequently. It is our best line of defense against this highly contagious virus. Our community partners are providing loads of help and hope by stepping up to ensure individuals who lack stable housing will get their clothes cleaned through the free services offered by The Laundry Truck LA.”

“As an early supporter and funder of The LA Laundry Truck to provide critical hygiene services to unhoused Angelenos in my district, I applaud SoCalGas for their community support by investing in the expansion of The LA Laundry Truck with $25,000 funding towards a new trailer and a new CNG truck to haul the trailer,” said Gil Cedillo, councilmember of Los Angeles Council District 1. “Together, we are united to provide mobile laundry service that meets the public health and personal welfare of unhoused Angelenos.”

“This is an unprecedented time, and our homeless neighbors in Los Angeles County need our support more than ever,” said Trisha Muse, director of community relations at SoCalGas. “Our partnership with Landi Renzo and The Laundry Truck LA not only allows us to serve our community but also the environment.”

“This partnership is an amazing opportunity for us to be able to help and give back to our local community. We are pleased to partner with SoCalGas and The Laundry Truck to contribute in this unparalleled time of need,” said Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA. “Our Ford F-250 truck with the Landi Renzo compressed natural gas system will help The Laundry Truck with their mobile services while lowering emissions, reducing their environmental impact, and decreasing their fuel costs.”

The Laundry Truck LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mobile laundry services for those in need throughout Los Angeles and is one of the first mobile laundry services in the country to serve the homeless population. Prior to this donation, TLTLA served the community through a trailer furnished with five sets of washers and dryers, a folding station, and a water heater. Through the help of donations and partnerships, TLTLA is now expanding their operations to further assist the additional six thousand beds the City of Los Angeles have committed to for the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We believe that essential personal care services, like clean laundry, can truly impact lives — especially at a time like this,” said Jodie Dolan, founder and owner of The Laundry Truck LA. “This generous donation from SoCalGas and Landi Renzo will allow us to provide these critical services to some of the most vulnerable Angelenos.”
SoCalGas is dedicated to supporting the health, safety and wellness of our community. This donation is in addition to SoCalGas’ $1 million donation towards nonprofit organizations throughout its service area to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This money will be used to support the region’s workforce, feed the hungry, and provide bill assistance to customers most affected by the coronavirus.

Additional information about SoCalGas’s response to COVID-19 is available here.

This article was released by SoCalGas.

Landi Renzo USA Receives CNG Certification For The Ford 7.3L Engine

Includes: Ford F-450/550, F-650/750, F-53/59, and E-450 Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif., March 26, 2020 – Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, received EPA certification (CNG) for the Ford 7.3L engine covering Class 4-7 vehicles.
These Ford vehicles are included in the EPA certification:

F-450/550
F-650/750
F-53/59
E-450

The Landi Renzo USA eco-fuel CNG system for the 7.3L engine is used in airport and hotel shuttle buses, delivery trucks, service trucks, large package trucks as well as other vocational offerings. Many of these vehicles will be able to take advantage of various grant funding opportunities.

“Our EPA certification is result of the tremendous work of many individuals. We also want to recognize Ford’s support in helping us produce a world class CNG product,” said Paul Shaffer, EVP for Landi Renzo USA.

During this 18-month effort, Landi Renzo USA conducted extensive engine and vehicle testing to meet the stringent Ford Q-185 gaseous prep guidelines and demonstrate full useful life durability.

CARB certification on the 7.3L is expected in late Q2 2020.

Landi Renzo USA is approved as a Ford QVM System Developer and Installer for gaseous fuels, offering the largest selection of eco-fuel systems for commercial fleets. By fleets utilizing the Landi Renzo USA system, the Ford warranty remains fully in place.

For more information and to place orders, visit www.landiusa.com, email pshaffer@landiusa.com or call Paul Shaffer at (214) 263-6525.

Landi Renzo USA Awarded $600,000 From South Coast AQMD and SoCalGas to Introduce Near Zero Natural Gas Heavy Duty Engine

Landi Renzo’s 7.3L Near Zero natural gas engine covers Class 4-7 vehicles and is available for order now.

TORRANCE, Calif., February 12, 2020 – Landi Renzo USA, the American subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, announced an award of $600,000. This corresponds in funding of $300,000 from the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Clean Fuel Funds and another $300,000 in funding from the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) for Landi Renzo’s 7.3L Near Zero natural gas engine development program, which covers Class 4-7 vehicles.

This collaboration will modify the recently introduced Ford 7.3-liter gasoline engine and demonstrate a 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified engine for commercial vehicle applications. The project is well underway with expected completion by Q2 2020.

The Ford base engine will offer fleets a Near Zero Natural Gas engine for the F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750, F-53, F-59, and E-450 applications. This Near Zero Natural Gas engine is packaged for shuttle buses (e.g., hotel, airport, rental car) box trucks, tow trucks, service body trucks, large package trucks and a host of other vocational offerings. Many of these vehicles will be able to take advantage of various grant funding opportunities.

“We are excited that Landi Renzo USA is driving clean technology for the automotive sector. They’ve done this on a global scale and now are bringing their advanced technology to the U.S. market,” said Michael Lee, project manager, research and development at SoCalGas.

To date, the biggest gap in the Near Zero Natural Gas offering was the work truck market. In addition to operating on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), this engine will also be able to utilize Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). RNG fuel is organic-based and is carbon net-negative when used by natural gas trucks. RNG provides a 70 percent reduction in greenhouse gases versus gasoline or diesel.

Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA, stated, “While we have deployed thousands of clean natural gas vehicles over the past 10 years, this collaboration will drive customers to the next generation of Near Zero Natural Gas vehicles. We are excited about this opportunity. Unlike some technologies that take years to develop, our Near Zero engine is available for order now.”

The Near Zero Natural Gas vehicles come directly from the Ford manufacturing plant to Landi Renzo USA’s facility in Torrance or an Authorized Distributor, where they are converted with the Landi Renzo’s Eco Ready™ CNG system.

Landi Renzo USA is the only approved Ford QVM (Qualified Vehicle Modifier) developer and installer for CARB, the agency responsible for implementing California’s landmark climate legislation. As an OEM approved system under Ford’s QVM program, the original warranty remains fully in place.

For more information and to place orders, visit www.landiusa.com, email pshaffer@landiusa.com or call Paul Shaffer at (214) 263-6525.

Landi Renzo USA Announces California Air Resources Board Certification for New Ford F-250 and F-350 Trucks

Landi Renzo USA, a division of Landi Renzo Group, the global leader in alternative fuel systems, today announces the company achieved California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for new Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks across all cab configurations with compressed natural gas (CNG). Landi Renzo’s Eco-Ready Fleet™ CNG systems help fleets run cleaner by lowering vehicle emissions and reducing environmental impact, while decreasing fuel costs and maintaining vehicle performance. With this CARB Executive Order, Landi Renzo USA is the only alternative fuel solutions developer and installer that is CARB-certified for medium and light duty platforms.

“Receiving CARB certification for the Ford F-250 and F-350 was a tremendous team effort and clearly demonstrates a strong commitment to fleet customers,” said Andrea Landi, president, Landi Renzo USA. “Our systems provide fuel economy improvements and sustainability benefits for California businesses, utility companies, commercial and municipal fleets. We have a product roadmap that identifies high-demand vehicles for technology investments and we are maintaining global leadership in alternative fuels through continuous innovation.”

Exclusively for California and the markets requiring CARB certification, new F-250 and F-350 trucks are offered through Landi Renzo’s certified Ford dealer network for ship-thru directly to its Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) installation facility located in Torrance, Calif. Nationally, Landi Renzo has both ship-thru near Ford plants or certified installer options for regional support to accommodate its network of dealers and fleets.

“The Ford super duty trucks are popular because of their generous payload and towing capacity. We know our fleet customers will benefit from this significant addition to our comprehensive Ford product line with CNG,” added Paul Shaffer, executive vice president for business development with Landi Renzo USA. “We offer many options, including multiple CNG tank configurations and other essential equipment used in fleet operations for the full-size pickup trucks.”

Landi Renzo USA provides one of the broadest CARB and EPA-certified Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) product portfolios available in the market, with total turnkey solutions on a variety of product platforms.

Landi Renzo USA Receives CARB Certification for Ford E-350/E-450 6.2L For Model Year 2018

To support fleet demands for high-performing, versatile transit buses and work trucks, Landi Renzo USA announces CARB and EPA certification of the Ford 6.2L E-350/E-450 Strip Chassis/Cutaway for MY2018.

“The California Air Resources Board has high standards to reduce emission of greenhouse gases and promote a cleaner environment,” said Paul Shaffer, executive vice president for business development with Landi Renzo USA. “The E-350/E-450 are known as the steady workhorses in the Ford lineup. As a leading partner for airport, municipal and corporate fleets, Landi Renzo is proud to achieve CARB certification of popular Ford vehicles — all with a goal of supplying ECO-Ready Fleet™ vehicles.”

The E-350/450 is offered through Landi Renzo’s Certified Ford Dealer network and Certified Installers. As a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for gaseous fuel systems, the OEM remains intact. Landi Renzo also offers an industry-leading warranty of 3 years or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Additionally, this is the only Ford QVM certified product on the market in the 6.2L platform.

 

Landi Renzo USA offers one of the broadest CARB and EPA-certified Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) product portfolios available in the market, with total turnkey solutions on a variety of product platforms. The technology helps fleets lower vehicle emissions and reduce environmental impact, all while decreasing fuel costs and maintaining vehicle performance

The MY2019 certification for the E-350/450 6.2L is pending and Landi Renzo USA expects in the very near future. Stay tuned for more announcements in the future related to CARB Low NOx offerings that are currently in development.

For more information and to place orders,visit www.landiusa.com, email pshaffer@landiusa.comor call Paul Shaffer at (214) 263-6525.

 

Is Your Fleet Utilizing the Benefits of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)?

Throughout our conversations with Dealers, Fleets, and Strategic Partners across the United States, one question that often arises is “What is Renewable Natural Gas or RNG?” It’s certainly a good question and one that deserves some further clarification as to how it differs from the traditional natural gas we’re more familiar with.

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas serves as the public policy advocate and education platform for the Renewable Natural Gas industry in North America. We found a very helpful article that gives a great overview of RNG.

http://www.rngcoalition.com/what-is-rng/

Recently, UPS announced an Agreement to purchase 11.5 million gallons of RNG which will be used at various locations throughout the US. In an article by Greenbiz.com released today, it’s stated that “burning RNG instead of conventional diesel reduces lifecycle greenhouse-gas emissions by 90%”.
Additionally, this article indicates that since 2014, RNG has really taken off. US production for RNG vehicles reached 189 million gallons in 2016 – nearly SIX TIMES the volume produced in 2014. Its consumption is continuing to grow and RNG is all the buzz.

(Infographic: www.rngcoalition.com)

Are you looking to learn more about RNG and the deployment of Natural Gas Vehicles within your fleet?

Landi Renzo & Clean Energy Fuels Enter Merger Agreement Between SAFE and Clean Energy Compression

BREAKING NEWS: Landi Renzo has signed an Agreement with Clean Energy Fuels for the merger between SAFE (Landi Renzo subsidiary) and Clean Energy Compression. This Agreement showcases Landi Renzo’s continued demonstration of leadership in the CNG market.

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Market Update: CARB Certifications for Landi Renzo USA in MY2018

Landi Renzo is pleased to announce that we will be offering the F-250/350, E-350, and E-450 for MY2018 as CARB certified products.

For years, Landi Renzo has obtained CARB certification on various vehicle platforms. Looking ahead to the next model year vehicles, Landi Renzo is pressing forward for MY2018 and expect certifications to arrive in Q1.
With the addition of the E-350 for MY2018, Landi Renzo continues to aggressively expand new product for the Shuttle Bus market by adding this additional line to our portfolio of EPA and CARB certified products.

Exclusively for the California market, the F-250/350 is offered through our Certified Ford Dealer network for Drop Ship directly into our Ford QVM installation facility located in Torrance, CA. Nationally, Landi Renzo has both Ship-Thru or Certified Installers options to accommodate our network of dealers and customers.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the future related to CARB Low NOx offerings that are currently in development.

http://mailchi.mp/landiusa/followup-is-crash-testing-required-for-cng-vehicles-718813?e=7954b53dbf

High Costs of Certification in California Hurting Natural Gas Vehicle Industry

For years, government officials in California have been rallying to reduce emissions on the well-traveled highway corridors of the Golden State and point to studies that have found that residents in these areas face greater health risks.

So, you would think that the future of natural gas vehicles is strong in the nation’s most populated state where infamous traffic jams and smog alerts are a part of daily life, right? No. In fact, the future of natural gas vehicles in California is looking pretty bleak.

We discussed this topic recently with our colleagues over at Hard Working Trucks. You can read more about it by clicking here.

FORD MY2017 and MY2018 Update

It’s important to keep tabs on Ford’s Order Open / Final Order dates as they have direct implications to build dates, certifications, and delivery of product. Landi Renzo USA has compiled the dates for the appropriate vehicles that we offer with CNG conversions.

 

F-150 5.0L MY2017 – order bank closed in May; MY2018 order bank is now OPEN. We are working to complete the necessary development and certification work for MY2018. Ford has moved to a PFDI (Port Fuel / Direct Injection) engine. This will be an additional product for Landi Renzo USA in MY2018 and comes with the same quality and reliability you expect from Landi Renzo.

 

F-250/350 6.2L MY2017 and F-450/550 6.8L MY2017 (Super Duty) – final order date is September 1, 2017. Landi Renzo USA has certification and continues to fulfill orders. The MY2018 order bank opens on September 13, 2017 with Job 1 scheduled for November 20, 2017. Please note: If you plan on deploying any F-250/350/450/550 product in CY2017, you need to get your orders placed asap. It is questionable, given Ford’s build schedule for MY2018, whether there will be enough time to receive the vehicles, convert and ship to your location before the end of the year.

 

F-650/750 6.8L MY2017 (Medium Truck) – order bank closed in early June; MY2018 order bank is now OPEN. Job 1 is scheduled for October 2, 2017.

 

Please note these dates can and do change – particular if Ford balances out early. If you want to make sure, you should reach out to your Ford dealer to confirm. Our goal is to provide general timing for planning purposes.

 

Landi Renzo USA is available to discuss your specific situation and will work to deliver the highest quality product within the timelines of your specific requirement. And, when comparing pricing, you’ll find Landi Renzo USA is the most aggressively priced product in the market. High quality and competitive pricing is a winning combination. Give us a call or email today.

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