Agility Launches Clean Fuel Solutions in India for Long-Range Buses and Trucks
Agility Fuel Solutions announced that its clean energy storage and powertrain systems are being launched in the Indian market with a turnkey approach that includes design, manufacture, testing, and aftermarket support, with the requisite local certifications and homologation.
In 2017, India’s Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) approved the use of Type 4 cylinders in the automotive sector, opening the Indian market to these lightweight gas cylinders which have been widely used in vehicles in Europe and North America over the past 20 years. Agility’s Type 4 cylinders are manufactured using carbon fiber composite, the same material used in mission-critical aerospace and defense applications.
With natural gas powertrain systems compliant to Euro 6 equivalent standards, Agility’s CNG fuel management modules can help change the Indian transport industry to move towards clean propulsion systems and away from fossil fuels as desired by Indian policymakers.
“We’re happy to start our Indian journey with lightweight CNG fuel systems tailored to the needs of the Indian market, backed by market support,” said Ravindra Vasisht, Agility’s Regional Director – India. “We believe CNG is now a viable and cost effective option for fleets and automotive manufacturers since this can address Bharat Stage VI emissions requirements, immediately, well ahead of the 2020 target. Agility’s long range CNG systems should make CNG buses and trucks a viable option across the country. And with its other clean fuel solutions like propane, hydrogen, electric and hybrids, Agility is future-ready to help improve air quality in India.”