Ansonia Community Schools, Ohio, take delivery of CNG-powered buses

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IMPCO Automotive, a business unit of Fuel System Solutions Inc. and a designer, manufacturer and supplier of alternative fuel components and systems for use in transportation applications, announced the delivery of four compressed natural gas-powered school buses to Ansonia Community Schools in Ansonia, Ohio.

The four 66- to 77-passenger International school buses, now running on dedicated CNG fuel systems, were existing vehicles from the Ansonia Community Schools’ fleet that were retrofitted with CNG engines provided by Emissions Solutions Inc. and fuel delivery systems designed by IMPCO Automotive in partnership with Enviromech Industries. IMPCO Automotive converted the buses in its vehicle conversion facility in Union City, Ind. In addition to conversion of the four buses to operate on CNG, Ansonia Community Schools installed onsite CNG fueling equipment.

“We are excited to help the Ansonia Community Schools convert popular International buses from diesel to clean-burning plentiful, domestic CNG,” says Rob Lykins, IMPCO automotive director of sales and marketing. “Operating buses on CNG allows school systems such as Ansonia to significantly lower operating costs during these times of rising fuel prices while reducing the exhaust emissions their students are exposed to while boarding the buses. We look forward to duplicating this model with other school districts in Ohio and across the country.”