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.

Portfolio Update: Ford F-250/350 Bi-Fuel CNG System

F250-350 Pickup Landi Renzo USA

Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) and subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce EPA certification for the 2013 Ford F 250/350 bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system, adding to its dedicated CNG and bi-fuel product portfolio offering for 2013MY.

Available for order immediately, the EPA Certificate of Conformity includes the Model Year 2013 Landi Renzo USA Bi-Fuel conversion for the Ford F-series Medium Duty Truck – including the F-250 and F-350 2WD/4WD Super Duty pickup variants in multiple cab configurations.

Continuing on with a tradition of quality products available from Landi Renzo, the F-250/350 bi-fuel CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading alternative fuel engineers and is available exclusively through Landi Renzo USA’s Ship-thru partnerships and certified installation network.

Additional plans for Landi Renzo USA’s 2013MY Ford product portfolio include the continued development and certification of proven CNG applications for the Ford Econoline and F-450, F-550 and F-650 Super Duty Trucks.

SuperShuttle Expands Alternative Fueled Vehicle Fleet

SuperShuttle

SuperShuttle has a long history of providing green transportation in the form of shared ride services to and from 35 airports nationwide.  In addition to providing shared ride services, SuperShuttle has also incorporated alternative fueled vehicles into several of their fleets over the last 10 years.  In 2012, they selected Landi Renzo USA as an additional partner for deployment of CNG equipped vans in the California market. By fueling with CNG, SuperShuttle franchisee owner-operators have a payback around 1.5 years while reducing their consumption of gasoline.

In addition to significant savings in fuel, reduction of C02 emissions over the life of each van are estimated at over 80 metric tons. That’s 80 metric tons of CO2 that is no longer released into the atmosphere, making the skies in the country a lot clearer and the air a lot easier for all of us to breathe. This reduction is accomplished in part by Landi Renzo’s CARB/EPA certified CNG conversion for the Ford Econoline with the 5.4L engine which carries a SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) designation. What this means is these SuperShuttle CNG powered vans now produce 50% less NOx and CO emissions than these vehicles did when they rolled off the factory floor.

Despite this conversion occurring after the vehicles final assembly at Ford’s manufacturing plant in Elyria, OH, SuperShuttle is backed with the confidence of knowing that Landi Renzo USA is a designated Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) manufacturer for gaseous fuels. Having a Landi Renzo QVM installed product ensures that the Ford warranty and SuperShuttle’s reputation for reliable service remain intact.

SoCalGas Continues to Add New Natural Gas-Powered Trucks to Customer Service Fleet

SoCalGas-CNG Landi Renzo Baytech

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is continuing with its pledge to add about 1,000 new natural gas-powered trucks to its fleet over the next five years. The trucks are part of the utility’s “green” fleet replacement program that will have residential energy service technicians driving the message that natural gas is the fuel of choice for the road.

The utility has been purchasing new natural gas-powered trucks from original equipment manufacturers as well as custom-built natural gas vehicles through a collaborative effort with local Southern California companies. Currently, SoCalGas has over 1,000 natural gas vehicles in its fleet.

Last year, the first of 50 custom-built 2011 Chevrolet Silverado trucks were delivered for use in Southern California. Continuing their work with Torrance-based Landi Renzo USA, Pacific Truck Equipment and Rotolo Chevrolet, 54 additional 2012 trucks equipped with Landi Renzo/Baytech California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved compressed natural gas fuel systems will be delivered this year.

Natural gas vehicles are a real transportation solution today,” said Hal D. Snyder, vice president of customer solutions at SoCalGas. “Natural gas is the ideal fuel for transportation because it’s abundant, affordable, clean and produced domestically, and can serve all segments of the transportation industry. As we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our fleet, we encourage the automakers and after-market companies to produce natural gas vehicles, an effort that will result in significant air quality and cost benefits to customers and the region.”

Independent sources estimate the U.S. supply of natural gas will last more than a century. Compressed natural gas currently costs just over $2 per gasoline gallon equivalent, offering the public significant fuel costs savings. Another major benefit of compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel is reduced tailpipe emissions. When compared to a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle, a natural gas vehicle realizes reduced carbon dioxide, or CO2, emissions, reduced nitrogen oxides, or NOx, and carbon monoxide, or CO, emissions, and particulate matter emissions are also reduced.

“SoCalGas’ continued commitment to the use of cleaner, domestically produced, and less expensive fuel here in Southern California, should be applauded” said Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA. “We are pleased to have been selected for a second year as SoCalGas’ partner in this effort.”

Southern California currently has nearly 300 compressed natural gas fueling stations serving more than 17,000 natural gas-powered vehicles. SoCalGas plans to expand over the next few years all of its 13 company-owned public-access compressed natural gas stations. At its Riverside refueling station, SoCalGas is field testing a new modular compressed natural gas “fueling station in a box” technology that takes 20 percent less space and can be installed faster than traditional facilities with separate components installed on the site, thereby offering the potential to significantly reduce capital cost and construction time.

SoCalGas also is a member of a national collaborative, called “Drive Natural Gas Initiative,” made up of North American natural gas utilities and producers focused on advancing natural gas as a fuel for all sectors of transportation, including cars, trucks, buses, and marine and mining equipment.

Compressed Natural Gas Refueling Stations

SAFE

Landi Renzo S.p.A., through its new company SAFE S.p.A., has announced their entrance into the CNG compressor and fill station component market, under the SAFE brand.

As the world leader in alternative fuel systems, Landi Renzo believes the new business relationship with SAFE, a distinguished leader and developer of innovative products for CNG fill stations since 1975, is a natural fit for both companies.

SAFE has been operating for more than 35 years in the production of compressors for gas processing in a variety of applications. Its core business is within CNG (natural gas refueling stations for vehicles), Oil and Gas (compressors and auxiliary systems for the processing of gas, from extraction to distribution), plants for biomethane, hydrogen and Liquefied Natural Gas processing.

“Landi Renzo USA will take full advantage of this business venture and focus on marketing these new products throughout North America” said Landi Renzo USA President Andrea Landi.

The transaction is part of the Landi Renzo’s strategy which considers the expansion of its current NGV product portfolio and the expertise in the production of CNG stations as a competitive advantage in the alternative fuels market. Landi Renzo also believes that, in terms of an industrial integration strategy, refueling stations have a significant role in the adoption of natural gas vehicles.

CARB Approved Ford 6.8L & GM 6.0L Heavy Duty CNG System

Landi Renzo USA / Baytech, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce the addition of the 50-State legal CARB approved CNG powered 2012 Ford 6.8L V10 and GM 6.0L V8 Heavy Duty engines.

Available for order immediately, the CARB Executive Orders cover dedicated CNG applications for 14,000 GVWR Heavy Duty vehicles, including the 2012 Ford F-450/550/650 Chassis Cab, F53/F59 Step Van Chassis, Isuzu NPR HD, Freightliner MT45-55 and Workhorse W62 platforms.

The latest Executive Orders add to Landi Renzo / Baytech’s already extensive CARB/EPA certified product portfolio, including the EPA approved bi-fuel/CNG 2012 Ford F-250/350 2WD/4WD pickup variants in multiple bed configurations and the EPA/CARB approved CNG dedicated E-150/250/350 Van.

Continuing on with a tradition of quality for over 50 years, the latest Landi Renzo CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading engineers – further solidifying Landi Renzo’s position as the premier global alternative fuels supplier.

Landi Renzo USA was established in Torrance, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA.  Landi Renzo USA also owns Baytech Corporation and the associated CNG conversion products for several General Motors platforms.  www.landiusa.com

Landi Renzo S.p.A. is the largest alternative fuel systems supplier in the world and owns approximately 40% of the global market share in CNG and LPG conversion systems. It is traded on the Italian Stock Exchange Star Segment under the ticker symbol LR.

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