Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Green Alternative Systems

"We’re the largest converter of transit and fleet vehicles in the United States,” says Sean Connolly, GM of Chino, Calif.-based GAS. “We’ve done over 5,000 conversions.”

Fleet customers include UPS and the uniform providers AmeriPride and Aramark.

For transit operators, GAS offerings include Altoona-certified Ford E-450 chassis shuttle buses.
GAS now boasts a nearly a dozen locations nationwide, with the latest in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the company perceived a market need.

CNG-Powered Pizza
Customers there include Neapolitan Express, which operates CNG-fueled pizza trucks – and which garnered national attention early this year when Mayor Michael Bloomberg and T. Boone Pickens grabbed some pie outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan (F&F, February 21).

GAS uses equipment from Westport for Ford conversions and from Landi Renzo USA-Baytech for GM vehicles. The firm also does propane autogas upfits.

GAS is emphasizing not only aftermarket conversions, but after-sales service: “Second to none,” Connolly says.

GAS was formed in 2006 by Chino-based Creative Bus Sales, which had been doing CNG conversions since 1997. In 2009, GAS set up shop in Elkhart, Ind. to take advantage of shuttle bus activity there.

Today, in addition to Chino and Elkhart and Brooklyn, GAS performs vehicle conversions in Hayward and Sacramento, Calif., in Irving, Texas; in Las Vegas and Phoenix, and in Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla.

 Source: Fleets & Fuels

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