Adrian, MI – Fleet management: Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a provider of CNG conversions for Ford Motor Company, will now offer compressed natural gas conversions for the 3.7L Ford F-150. The announcement comes on the heels of Ford’s introduction of a gaseous prepped engine for the F-150 on July 30, 2013, where Venchurs previewed its converted F-150 truck. Venchurs’ expanding CNG portfolio as a Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) for Ford already includes bi-fuel and dedicated conversions for the 6.2L Ford F-250 and F-350 and the 2.0L Transit Connect, and anticipates two new vehicles in 2014.
“We lead the industry in responding to the needs and wants of our customers, and there has been a growing demand for CNG powered half ton trucks,” said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of Venchurs. “Since Ford is now offering a gaseous prepped engine for the 3.7L F-150, customers can order the Venchurs conversion through any Ford dealer and maintain the full Ford warranty as well as finance the cost of the conversion. The Ford F-150 is a leader in industry sales, and accolades such as Best Light Duty Pickup Truck’ from PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics continue to help its popularity. We’re excited to add it to our growing product portfolio.”
Venchurs will offer both bi-fuel and dedicated options for the F-150, and will give customers the flexibility to choose from three GGE options: 12.8GGE, 17.8GGE, or 23.5GGE. As with all Venchurs CNG products, the F-150 will maintain the original Ford warranty and can be financed through Ford credit. Venchurs will begin taking orders immediately, and will start converting as soon as the 2014 models start rolling off the assembly line.
Venchurs currently has ship-thru for the 6.2L F-250 and F-350, and anticipates having ship-thru for the F-150 in the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition to the CNG conversion, Venchurs offers its customers the option to add additional accessories, such as bumpers, wheels, tires, and brush guards at its supplementary upfit facility in Adrian. This option reduces logistics costs and lead time to the end customer.
Companies interested in adding CNG powered vehicles to their fleets are invited to apply for Venchurs’ short term demo program, where they can put the converted trucks to the test.