BAF Receives CARB Executive order for its 2006 SULEV Crown Victoria
DALLAS, Texas - March 9, 2006 - BAF Technologies, the premier Small Volume Manufacturer providing up-fitted natural gas and propane vehicles, was today issued a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (A-364-0007) for it's 2006 SULEV natural gas powered Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, and Town Car. In an accompanying letter to BAF, CARB acknowledged that the BAF system is initially compliant with its On Board Diagnostics (OBD II) regulations for SULEV, without deficiencies, and is awaiting final results and paperwork to be submitted. The Executive Order was issued with a conditional approval allowing BAF to purchase, up-fit, and offer for sale these vehicles while the remaining work is being completed.
"We are delighted that CARB has worked closely with us to issue this important Executive Order as it will enable very clean, natural gas Crown Victoria's to be offered in California," said John Bacon, President, BAF Technologies. "We are confident that by the end of this month CARB will issue its unconditional approval as BAF is well on its way to completing the final OBD II testing and paperwork."
Mr. Bacon added, "With this important product now available, we expect sales to be brisk offering them on a first come, first serve basis."
A SULEV natural gas Crown Victoria is substantially cleaner than the gasoline version and an important product particularly for fleet applications such as taxi's, city, and police vehicles. However, for fleet operators and consumers alike, this SULEV natural gas Crown Victoria will allow them to drive in the carpool lane as a single occupant driver. "Obviously, having access to the carpool lane at any time is an important advantage in our heavily congested urban areas," stated Bacon.
Pursuit of this CARB certification was supported by and jointly funded by SCAQMD and NYSERDA working with Clean Energy. This major industry milestone will enable all teams to achieve their 2006 goals. Those interested in purchasing these vehicles should contact their Ford dealer by March 15, 2006 to ensure a 06MY vehicle.
About BAF Technologies
BAF Technologies is the premier Small Volume Manufacturer providing up-fitted natural gas and propane vehicles. It's product line includes the Ford E450, a duel-fuel (natural gas and diesel) product for high horsepower engines, school buses, vans, and a variety of other products. Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company supports global clients with alternative fuel systems (both LPG and CNG), application engineering, technical training, service parts, technical consulting, research and development, design, and engineered products. During the past decade, the company has been the leader in marketing and systems integration for niche markets within the AFV industry. To learn more about or to inquire about BAF's offerings, please visit www.BAFtechnologies.com.
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