Gillig's CNG option logs best MPG ever at Altoona

Posted on October 4, 2011

"It's exciting to have another fuel option available for our customers," stated Joseph Policarpio, VP, sales and marketing for Gillig, about the newest CNG propulsion option added to Gillig's product lineup. "From an engine installation perspective, it's essentially the same as our current production buses. The real difference is the installation of the CNG fuel tanks, and Gillig already has extensive experience with roof mounted equipment from our pioneering work with hybrid systems."

The 40-foot bus completed Altoona testing in May 2011 and recorded an overall average fuel consumption of 1.02 miles per pound, or a diesel equivalent 6.01 miles per gallon, the best miles per gallon ever recorded at the testing center.

Gillig's engineers were able to obtain this result while also incorporating unique design features that provide better maintenance accessibility and a relatively lightweight bus.

This Gillig bus is equipped with a Cummins ISL-G engine, Allison B400R transmission and Modine E-Fan cooling package.

An additional benefit of the Gillig CNG installation is the tank mounting cradle, which incorporates a maintenance-friendly service aisle with aluminum anti-skid grating between the two rows of tanks. This modern design provides service personnel a safe place to work on the roof of the bus.

The Gillig tank system will be on display in Booth #4013.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Stagecoach to deliver contactless bus travel across UK by end of 2018

The $15 million initiative will allow passengers to pay for their travel with a contactless credit or debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close