Madison, Alabama – April 17, 2014. Excellance, Inc., a family-owned manufacturing company in Alabama, has successfully completed the development, design and construction of the world’s first Ford QVM approved CNG ambulance.
This CNG powered ambulance, custom-built for the City of Bossier City Fire Department in Louisiana, features a medium-duty Ford F-650 chassis with lower fueling costs, saving a minimum of 50% over gas and diesel powered engines.
Charlie Epps, CEO of Excellance, explained that Excellance is promoting this ambulance design to agencies located in areas rich in compressed natural gas resources or CNG fueling stations. “Vehicles with lower carbon footprints are a wonderful way to help the environment”, stated Epps. “Excellance believes the CNG industry has reached a point that makes CNG a safe and cost effective match with this new ambulance design.”
Epps said tests show an average of 7 miles per gallon, with the 58 GGE (gas gallon equivalent) fuel capacity providing a conservative range of 315 miles to the tank. “Fueling times are less than it takes to fill a conventional gas or diesel powered vehicle”, according to Epps. “Another important feature is that the ambulance body and CNG fueling system can be remounted onto a new chassis when the original chassis wears out, providing significant savings over the life of the ambulance.”
“Excellance takes great pride in leading the industry in this field of ambulance construction”, Epps stated. “Our goal is to promote the ‘Go Green’ initiative with the many exclusive manufacturing methods that make Excellance ambulances the safest and most durable ambulance in the world.”
For more information about this exciting new ambulance, contact Tommy Pugh at Excellance Inc., (256) 772-9321 or (800) 882-9799.