Fuel Systems Offers Bi-Fuel CNG Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
Fuel Systems Solutions
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Press release date: August 23, 2013
First EPA Certification for a Model Year 2014 Bi-Fuel Passenger Sedan
NEW YORK - IMPCO Automotive, a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSYS) announced the development and availability of its bi-fuel CNG fuel system for the Model Year (MY) 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L sedan. These complete fuel systems are currently the only EPA Certified Bi-Fuel CNG systems for MY2014 sedans in the U.S. market. The systems will be available throughout Fuel System's IMPCO Automotive nationwide certified installation network beginning September 2013.
Mariano Costamagna, Fuel Systems' CEO, said, "We are thrilled to obtain the first EPA certification for a MY2014 bi-fuel sedan that provides both fleets and consumers an option when considering gaseous fueled transportation. The after-market kits we have developed for the MY2014 Chevrolet Cruze offer a robust solution that eliminates 'range anxiety' by including an 8.4 Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) tank as standard equipment. Our US DOEM programs are experiencing growing demand for bi-fuel pickup truck and van solutions for the fleet market, and our expansion into passenger vehicles is strategically important to our growth plans in the U.S. The availability of the MY2014 Chevrolet Cruze will help meet the increasing interest of U.S. fleets and consumers for bi-fuel passenger vehicles."
The IMPCO Automotive powered Chevrolet Cruze includes a trunk mounted Type 3 tank providing over 200 miles of additional range while allowing for nearly 7 cubic feet of available storage space. The entire gaseous fuel system adheres to IMPCO Automotive's strict quality, durability, and safety testing requirements to ensure a superior product. IMPCO Automotive plans to pursue development and compliance for this bi-fuel CNG system through MY2016.
About Fuel Systems Solutions
Fuel Systems Solutions (Nasdaq:FSYS) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of proven, cost-effective alternative fuel components and systems for use in transportation and industrial applications. Fuel Systems' components and systems control the pressure and flow of gaseous alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, used in internal combustion engines. These components and systems feature the Company's advanced fuel system technologies, which improve efficiency, enhance power output and reduce emissions by electronically sensing and regulating the proper proportion of fuel and air required by the internal combustion engine. In addition to the components and systems, the Company provides engineering and systems integration services to address unique customer requirements for performance, durability and configuration. Additional information is available at www.fuelsystemssolutions.com.
Pietro Bersani, Chief
Financial Officer Fuel
Systems Solutions, Inc.