ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. and NEW HUDSON, Mich. — TransTech Energy has signed an agreement with Icom North America to install and service Icom’s patented JTG propane liquid-injection fuel system on government and commercial fleet vehicles in North America.
Based in Rocky Mount, N.C., TransTech expects to sell more than 3,000 Icom JTG systems during the first three years of the program.
David Kennedy, TransTech’s Alternative Fuels manager, noted that Icom’s liquid-injection systems can be installed on virtually any gasoline vehicle with multi-point injection, providing lower emissions and significant improvements in fuel economy, drivability and overall performance.
Icom’s unique system currently is in service on more than 100,000 vehicles around the world in a bi-fuel (gasoline-propane) version. In the U.S., more than 5,000 vehicles now operate exclusively on propane using a ‘mono-fuel” version of Icom’s system.
Headquartered outside of Detroit in New Hudson, Mich., Icom North America is the U.S. affiliate of Italy’s Icom S.p.A., a pioneer in the development and manufacture of liquid-propane gas-conversion systems and tanks for commercial and consumer vehicle applications.
‘TransTech Energy is well-respected throughout the propane industry as a leading contractor for propane storage-facility engineering and construction,” said Ralph Perpetuini, CEO of Icom North America. ‘Interest in propane as an alternative fuel continues to grow; it will lead to increased business for both of our companies and enable the further expansion of the propane vehicle industry in the USA.
Albert Venezio, chairman of Icom North America, added “TransTech Energy presents a unique opportunity for fleet customers as they not only offer the engine conversions, they are experts in the propane storage and fueling equipment aspect of the business, providing a true turnkey solution to fleets.”
TransTech’s CEO Britt Medley said the Icom’s bi-fuel system is ideally suited for fleet vehicles, including taxis; police cars; state, county and municipal fleets, and other high-mileage commercial vehicles.
‘Icom’s bi-fuel system allows owners to operate their vehicles in a gasoline-only mode without affecting normal driving,” Medley pointed out. ‘Installation is non-invasive and the engine’s original computer serves as the main system controller, a feature fleet managers like to see with an aftermarket alternative fuel system.”
About TransTech Energy
Based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, TransTech Energy’s Alternative Fuel Systems Division offers alternative fuel systems for vehicle fleets of any size. From fleet-engine-system conversions — including bi-fuel systems as well as propane diesel injection systems — to autogas fuel dispensing and storage and bulk autogas fuel delivery options, the company handles all aspects of fleet alternative-fuel requirements. It is backed by years of experience and a track record of success.
Further information is available at: http://www.transtechenergy.com/alternative-fuel/propane-motor-fuel/.
About Icom North America, LLC
Icom North America, LLC, founded in 2004, is the U.S.-based partner of Icom S.p.A. of Italy, a pioneer in the development and manufacture of patented liquid propane injection systems and tanks for commercial and passenger vehicles. The company assembles the Icom Liquid Injection Propane system and additional Icom products, including the proprietary Icom toroidal and cylindrical propane tank, for commercial and passenger OEM and aftermarket vehicles in North America and selected other markets. North American headquarters are in New Hudson, Michigan.
Further information is available at: www.icomnorthamerica.com.