American Power Group Corporation announced a new leasing program for APG dual fuel conversions and related natural gas tank systems that will be offered by Vision Financial Group, Inc. through its specialty unit VFG Energy Leasing and Finance of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s chief executive officer stated, "Many fleet owners interested in natural gas conversions of their existing fleets have found it challenging to obtain traditional bank financing for alternative fuel add-on systems for their diesel trucks. We are excited that VFG has seen the value of APG’s dual fuel technology and are willing to provide financing terms with and without a perfected security interest on the entire vehicle chassis. This is critical for many of the fleet operators we’ve spoken to who are looking to convert multiple units at a time. We believe our ability to offer fleet customers with a viable financing solution will provide them with a path to convert a larger percent of their fleet sooner rather than later."
Jensen added, "APG’s vehicular conversion technology is generating customer validated net monthly fuel savings of $1,000 to $1,800 per month depending on the miles driven and cost of fuel. While each customer’s circumstance will differ, we believe that after lease related costs, a fleet owner can see his take-home income increase by $200 to $1,000 per month. We know of no other truck-related technology that can create that kind of incremental savings and income."
Bill Summers, vice president of VFG stated, "For more than 20 years, Vision Financial Group and our new VFG Energy division have been fueling American business growth by providing the necessary capital to invest in proven technologies across a wide variety of industries including Alternative Fuels. We believe that natural gas, as an alternative transportation fuel, is the wave of the future and have been monitoring American Power Group’s steady progress in establishing their market leadership position in dual fuel conversions." Summers added, "VFG Energy Leasing and Finance serves a broad customer base by providing flexible financing on most types of commercial equipment and we look forward to supporting APG’s business model with multiple competitive financing solutions."