Optimus Technologies’ Vector System, an advanced fuel system technology that enables diesel engines to operate on 100% biodiesel (B100), will now be available via ship-thru installation on any new Freightliner or Western Star truck thanks to a partnership with Can-Am Custom Trucks (Can-Am).
The Vector System is an EPA-compliant advanced fuel technology that upgrades medium- and heavy-duty trucks to run on B100. Pure biodiesel achieves near-zero carbon emissions making it a sustainable alternative to conventional diesel, and more readily available with lower costs than equivalent heavy-duty electric or natural gas vehicles.
This partnership will facilitate integration of Optimus’ B100 technology for fleets looking to make the switch to biodiesel to achieve sustainability targets and near-zero carbon emissions. As an OEM approved ship-thru center, Can-Am is able to pick-up new trucks at the plant, complete the Vector System installation and return the completed truck to the transporter lot for delivery to the customer’s final destination.
“More and more fleets are integrating Optimus’ technology into their new vehicle purchase specifications; this partnership provides customers a streamlined process for new truck builds with The Vector System. We’re excited to partner with Can-Am to provide this service because Can-Am has a longstanding history of bringing innovation, top-notch customer service, and deep domain expertise to solutions for the medium- and heavy-duty trucking industry,” said Colin Huwyler, CEO of Optimus Technologies.
“This partnership with Optimus will allow us to expand our product offerings to provide customers with access to this innovative carbon reducing technology. Can-Am has decades of experience and is constantly looking for ways to innovate in this industry. Offering unique, high-quality technologies, such as The Vector System, sets us apart and allows us to stay at the forefront of the trucking industry,” said Terry Potts, president of Can-Am.
The first trucks equipped with the Vector System under this partnership with Can-Am were completed in January of this year under a specification developed with Freightliner dealer Johnson Truck Center in Landover, Md.
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