Technology Demonstration of Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Gasoline Fueled Ford F-150 Series Bifuel Prep Vehicles at Ft. Hood, TX
Interim rept. Aug 1994-May 1997
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TXTARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY
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Problems and Objectives A technology demonstration of Ford F-150 series bi-fueled COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS CNG or gasoline Qualified Vehicle Modifier QVM vehicles was conducted at Ft. Hood, Texas. This Tank AutomotiveArmaments Command sponsored effort was in support of Section 400-AA of the Alternative Motor Act AMFA of 1988, the Clean Air Act CAA Amendments of 1990, and the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The objectives of the program were to demonstrate the acceptability of alternative-fueled- vehicles in a Department of Defense DOD U.S. Army activity in support of installation operations, to quantify vehicle performance and fuel economy, and to assess exhaust emissions using CNG and gasoline fuel in selected vehicles.