Powertrain Integration announces new name for 8-liter autogas engine

May 9, 2014 By    

PIthonPowertrain Integration has named its 8-liter V8 liquid propane injection autogas engine PIthon, the company announced. The unit is designed to fill a gap for big block engines in the medium-duty, on-highway market.

“Pythons are strong, powerful snakes that constrict their prey; PIthon squeezes every bit of power, every penny of savings out of operators’ precious fuel and maintenance dollars,” says Powertrain Integration President Robert Pachla, in explaining the meaning of the name, in a press release.

PIthon-equipped vehicle weights average about 500 pounds less than comparable diesel chassis, enabling users to increase their payload by an equivalent amount or possibly save more fuel, the company says.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is the first OE truck builder to adopt the PIthon propane autogas engine for production. Thomas Built has also embraced the engine as an option for its Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

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