Icom North America collaborates with General Motors

May 6, 2024 By    

Icom North America, a provider of alternative fuel systems, tanks and components, has secured distribution agreements with General Motors (GM).

According to Icom, the collaboration with GM aims to accelerate the adoption of propane, natural gas and other alternative fuels across a wide spectrum of industries, including OEM and aftermarket fleets, power generation, marine, agriculture, off-road vehicles/equipment and the performance sector. Icom calls it a “one-stop solution” for customers in these sectors.

Icom says it is integrating its alternative fuel systems with GM’s range of engines and components. Icom will also be a distributor of GM loose engines and GM parts for gasoline projects.

Albie Venezio, director of technical services at Icom, expressed satisfaction with the expanded offerings to its customer base and new customers. He emphasized the national security and environmental benefits of using propane and natural gas and with the added benefits of renewable propane or renewable natural gas in conjunction with GM engines, underscoring the reduction of emissions. In addition, he says, the GM 6.0 and 6.6 engines fill crucial gaps in the performance engine sector.

Brandon Thorn, engineering manager at Icom, highlighted the significance of GM’s 6.0-liter engine, a platform for alternative fuels and GM’s workhorse for almost a decade, and noted upcoming projects with the engine. Additionally, Thorn unveiled GM’s new workhorse, the 6.6-liter engine, tailored for buses and heavy-duty truck applications, with a focus on gasoline or alternative fuels, boasting 401 hp and 464 lbs.-ft. torque.

Icom says its collaboration with General Motors marks a significant step forward in advancing sustainable transportation solutions and reducing the carbon footprint across various industries.

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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