July 31, 2013
Freightliner Trucks Tuesday announced the company will make its Cascadia natural gas-powered tractors available with a 48-inch sleeper cab.
The natural gas-powered Cascadia will also be available with factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks.
Equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine, the Cascadia NG tractor will feature a variety of fuel tank configurations, up to 190 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) capacity for CNG, and up to 300 gallon (140 DGE) capacity LNG, with an anticipated fill-range of more than 800 miles.
“We have proven that natural gas can be a smart alternative to diesel for over-the-road applications, and our new Cascadia sleeper natural gas offering will give our customers a new opportunity to experience the savings and sustainability provided by alternative fuel solutions,” said Robert Carrick, sales manager – natural gas for Freightliner Trucks.
Having factory-installed fuel tanks gives customers the advantage of having a fully turn-key factory-built natural gas truck solution, with the Freightliner Trucks factory warranty.
Pre-series production on the Cascadia CNG sleeper will start later this year, with full production launching in early 2014.
Factory-installed tanks will be available on the Cascadia 113-inch BBC CNG tractor after the first of the year.