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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.

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Landi Renzo USA / Baytech, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce the addition of the EPA approved CNG powered 2012 Ford 6.8L V10 engine.

Available for order immediately, the EPA Certificate of Conformity includes dedicated CNG applications for the 2012 Ford F-450/550/650 Chassis Cab and F53/F59 Step Van Chassis.

50-State compliancy (CARB Certification) is anticipated to follow shortly.

The latest EPA certificate adds to the extensive Landi Renzo USA / Baytech product portfolio, which already include the bi-fuel/CNG 2012 Ford F-250/350 2WD/4WD pickup variants in multiple bed configurations. Additional dedicated CNG applications are available for the 2012 Ford E150/250/350 Passenger / Cargo Van and GM 6.0L powertrain for the Isuzu NPR HD, Workhorse W62 and Freightliner MT45-55.

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.