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28.09.2015
USA
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LPG-powered Ford P.I. Utility EPA-certified

Icom North America has obtained EPA certification for its autogas systems developed for use on police vehicles, both sedans and SUVs. Here's an example for countries with better-established LPG refueling infrastructure.
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LPG-powered police cars aren't anything exactly new in the US – we've heard about them before, but they were usually conversions of patrol vehicles already in use. The new P.I. (Police Interceptor), available both in sedan (Taurus) and utility (Explorer) guise as long as it features the 3,7-litre V6 engine under the bonnet, is a car police fleet operators will be able to purchase new and already modified to run on autogas instead of petrol.

Ford Police Interceptor Utility© FordDoes police in your country use autogas-powered vehicles? If so, be sure to let us know!

Icom's newly EPA-certified products (just to remind you, EPA is the Environmental Protection Agency) are all liquid state autogas injection systems, but come in two flavours: as bi-fuel or dedicated LPG-only conversion kits, for the fleet operator to choose from. In fact, with the new certification all 2013 to 2016 model year Explorers and Tauruses can be converted with Icom's technology, plus an array of other models: Ford's Edge and Flex and Lincoln's MKT, MKS and MKX.

The aforementioned models (all featuring the said 3,7-litre V6 petrol engine) are popular fleet choices, with police force being just one of the customers for some of them. The ones not converted specifically for police use are often used by governmental insitutions and livery vehicle fleets (taxis, chauffered limousines etc.). Icom says they will soon announce more EPA certifications for fleet platforms.



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Robert Markowski
source: Icom North America via Green Fleet Magazine, Ford



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