Freightliner Custom Chassis delivered the first field-test unit of its propane-autogas S2G work truck as the product enters the final phase before the start of production later this year.

Freightliner Custom Chassis delivered the S2G unit to representatives from Amerigas at the headquarters of project partner Powertrain Integration in Madison Heights, MI.

Amerigas is among a select group of S2G customers chosen for the field test, which will put the first 25 S2G units through an extended, rigorous delivery regimen. FCCC expects start of full production of the S2G to begin by the end of June.

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S2G FAST FACTS:

8.0 LPG engine with factory-installed CleanFuel USA liquid propane system

339 hp @ 4,100 rpm – peak hp at lower rpm equals better fuel economy

495 ft-lb torque @ 3,100 rpm – quicker acceleration and more power for steep hills and inclines

30-percent larger windshield combined with sloped hood provides improved line of sight of 8 feet compared with the competition

GVWR of up to 33,000 lbs – 3,000 lbs more than the competition

55-degree wheel cut for better turning radius

Expected production beginning mid-2014

Chassis comes with 3-year/50,000-mile warranty with towing and roadside assistance and 24/7 Factory Direct customer support