American Power Group Corporation announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. (“APG”) has been notified by one of its WheelTime Dealers, Clarke Power Services, of a follow-on order for fourteen additional APG Dual Fuel Conversion systems from an existing early adopter customer who had evaluated an initial unit for approximately 90 days. The conversion order, for one of the nation’s leading toll processors of rolled steel, aluminum, and copper, will be filled from Clarke Power’s existing dealer inventory of APG dual fuel conversion kits.
Chad Marti, Field Services Manager of Clarke Power Services stated, “We are pleased to see several of our early-adopter customers complete their evaluations and take the next step and order additional systems. We are convinced the power performance and economic fuel savings of the APG dual fuel system will continue to attract new customers and motivate others to move into production as well. Introducing a new natural gas fueling technology to the U.S. trucking industry will not happen over night but we are encouraged by the interest level and commitment being shown by a growing number of fleets.”
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “Clarke Power’s customer’s early-adopter evaluation process is very typical of many prospective customers considering using natural gas in their fleets for the first time. We are pleased that our APG turbocharged dual fuel natural gas system has once again been selected as best in class for a heavy-duty trucking application. We expect many more early-adopter fleets will follow suit and begin to place production orders in the near future.”
Mr. Jensen concluded, “We are particularly happy to see that our new award winning APG Dual Fuel Glider™ is attracting Class 8 fleet attention. This group of fifteen trucks will be the single largest APG Dual Fuel Glider™ fleet on the road today. The favorable economics of a glider kit combined with lower maintenance costs and a significant net fuel savings makes for a very compelling and competitive argument to expand its use.”