Ford is very pleased to be part of the FASTM team," said Paul Moore, director of sales and operations at Ford Power Products.
The FASTM bus is based on a Ford E450 Econoline chassis that is used in a number of medium truck applications.
Instead of the standard V-10 gasoline engine and drivetrain, the FASTM bus is powered by a Ford ESG 642 sparkignited engine operating on propane.
In normal operation, the engine on the FASTM bus is operating about two-thirds of the time, Szilagyi said, keeping the batteries at peak charge.
Sankara Papavinasam, FNACE, FASTM
, is a senior research scientist and acting pipeline program manager at Canmet materials (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada).