“This vehicle will be a one-of-a-kind, humvee-style off-road workhorse.”
Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) June 18, 2016
Alkane Truck Company announced that it expects the sale of the 4WD Alkane Dominators to exceed $500 Million by the last quarter of 2020. A large market the company is pursuing is specialty applications, such as police, fire and rescue, border patrol, forestry, wildlife and other similar government applications where challenging road conditions and rugged terrain might present issues for standard equipment.
“Our Dominator,” said Bob Smith, CEO of the company, “fills an existing void left when General Motors stopped manufacturing its Hummer H1 Series in the U.S. back in 2006.
“This vehicle will be a one-of-a-kind, humvee-style off-road workhorse,” added Smith, “and it will be available in liquid propane, compressed natural gas, gasoline or in the international version, diesel.”
Since there are no humvee-style vehicle bodies produced in the U.S., Alkane went outside to Brazil to obtain the sturdy glider frames from a manufacturer known as Agrale. This manufacturer has been in existence since 1962 and currently produces all military vehicles to the Brazilian government. Agrale will ship the vehicles to Alkane as an assemblage of parts where they will be assembled together with necessary U.S. manufactured DOT parts, such as powertrain, axles, fuel systems, brakes, etc.
Government vehicle fleets are generally moving towards alternative fuels that are cleaner burning and less polluting than gasoline and diesel. The Dominator™ utilizes a 6.0 Liter, PSI V8 liquid propane engine with a GM R90 6-speed automatic transmission, which offers plenty of power and torque for even the most extreme conditions. Because of the 345 horsepower engine and snorkel exhaust, it easily overcomes the challenges presented by standing water up to 40 inches in depth. With the tall road clearance of the front fenders and powerful 373 ft. lbs. of torque, the Dominator™ can climb a 60° slope with ease. In addition, it has an attack angle of 57° and hugs a side slope of 30°.
The international version of the Dominator™ will be offered as a 4 cylinder Cummins diesel engine with a manual transmission. The Cummins diesel engine is only available in the Dominators™ sold outside the U.S.
Alkane’s contracted engineering group is developing ways to armor the vehicles, providing National Institute of Justice (NIJ) protection levels from B1 through B7. This bullet-resistant armoring will be utilized in law enforcement and military applications.
The company has decided to provide Line-X Polyurea body armor as a standard feature for all Dominators™, regardless of end use, whether it is government, military or civilian. This impenetrable tough skin protects the vehicle from all the harsh elements. Each vehicle will be completely coated inside and out with the protective coating that virtually renders the metal parts impervious to scratches, nicks, abrasions, or salt corrosion.
Pricing and Tax Incentives
MSRP for the Dominators™ will be $79,900.00. Since the Alkane Dominator’s™ Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is 12,800 lbs., the propane version is eligible for tax incentives or credits. In some states, these credits are quite significant. You will need to check with your state’s incentive program to learn about potential tax savings. For more information, go to Propane (LPG) Tax Incentives. In addition to its ambitious sales effort, the company is also offering a leasing program.
Invest Through CrowdFunding
You can invest in Alkane Truck Company and obtain shares through its crowdfunding campaign with StartEngine. Alkane is currently raising capital to purchase parts and inventory to expedite delivery of the vehicles to its dealer locations. When the crowdfunding effort is funded, the
company intends on applying for an over-the-counter (OTC) offering after which they will apply
for placement on the NASDAQ. This will open up the company’s shares to a much larger pool of investors.
Alkane Truck Company is currently building their own crowdfunding platform on Ethereum and will soon except crypto currency from investors all over the world.
Alkane is taking advanced reservations for the Dominator™ at reservations.alkanedominator.com and invites anyone interested to make a deposit for as little as $1,000.00 in order to reserve their Dominator™. The company anticipates that the vehicle will pass DOT compliance by the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2017 and will then be ready for production and distribution.
Alkane also produces class 7, alternative fueled, delivery trucks, as well as being in development of a one-of-a-kind, class 8, propane powered, 18-wheeler. Currently, Alkane has the only propane powered, class 7, cab-over truck in the 26,000 GVW to 33,000 GVW weight class in America. Alkane’s mission is to reduce emissions by producing less polluting vehicles, wean the country from foreign oil and, most importantly, create more jobs for Americans.