LNG-powered trucks now for rent
For the first time in Canada, heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) are now available for rent at two Quebec dealerships.
“In collaboration with our partners, Peterbilt Motors, PacLease, Gaz Metro Transport Solutions and Westport HD, we’re offering private and for-hire transporters an opportunity to test drive and compare the economic and environmental benefits of this alternative technology,” said Nicole Lussier, president of Excellence Peterbilt.
According to Gaz Metro Transport Solutions, a Gaz Métro Plus subsidiary, the road transport section is the largest GHG emitter in Quebec, accounting for more than 40% of total emissions. Heavy diesel trucks emit 28% of the GHG emissions in Québec, while representing only 2% of all vehicles. That is why natural gas for vehicles is an ideal solution for heavy transport, using already proven and available technologies to reduce GHG emissions.
Lussier said both dealerships in Laval and Sainte-Julie meet the required safety regulations to carry out routine maintenance and mechanical repairs. Location de camions Excellence PacLease will offer heavy-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas for the local distribution industry starting in 2013, she added.