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EPA Cert attained for 2014 Equinox and Terrain CNG Conversions by AGA Systems

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G. David Felt

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AGA Systems Anounced this week that they were given their EPA certification for Direct Injection CNG Conversion kits for the 2014 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain.

Either of these CUV's can be converted to be bi-fuel running on petrol or cheaper CNG with the 2.4L DI Engine. On CNG These Compact CUV's achieved a certified 33mpg.

Interested in their system get more info here:

http://agasystemsinc.com/

Additional news, MGM Resorts in Las Vegas is running the first Pure CNG fleet of Escalades. These ESV's had their petrol tanks replaced with CNG tanks and run in stock form on the GM 6.2 Liter V8's on an AGA EPA certified system.

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Conversion with essentially no change in mpgs?

Yes todays CNG conversion keep the MPG and give more hp and torque due to the higher octane. CNG is 130 octane rating.

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Doesnt direct injection have a lot to do with it too?

Yes Direct injection engines are able to maintain or gain HP / Torque. If you have a carburated engine or Throttle body injection you loose about 10% of your HP & Torque. For older auto's if a person is building it up with a new engine and wants to run CNG it is recommended that they go with a Direct Injection solution from one of the 3rd party suppliers like Holley.

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