Propane Autogas – Conversions and Infrastructure

ROUSH CleanTech Partners With Green Alternative Systems for Transit Shuttle Bus Conversions

September 13, 2012

This E-450-based shuttle bus features a 6.8-liter, V10 engine and a 41-gallon propane autogas fuel tank.
This E-450-based shuttle bus features a 6.8-liter, V10 engine and a 41-gallon propane autogas fuel tank.

CHICAGO — ROUSH CleanTech announced at the 2012 BusCon Expo that it has partnered with Green Alternative Systems (GAS) to provide installations for ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems in the transit, paratransit, and commercial ground transportation markets.

“The time is right and the demand is high for a clean fuel solution in the transit market. ROUSH CleanTech has put substantial time and effort into developing a liquid propane autogas fuel system that not only reduces carbon emissions, but saves fleets significant amounts of money through lower operating costs,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “With GAS’s expertise and understanding of the transit, paratransit, and commercial ground transportation markets, this partnership will open up a wealth of possibilities for fleets across America.”

The vehicle ROUSH showed at BusCon is a propane autogas-fueled shuttle bus that’s built on a Ford E-450 chassis with a 6.8-liter, V10 engine and a 41-gallon fuel tank. According to ROUSH, the company completed Federal Transit Administration’s New Model Bus Testing Program (“Altoona Testing”) and is certified for sale in all 50 states by the California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency.

GAS designs, converts, and installs dedicated propane and alternative fuel systems for buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles. GAS is the largest commercial alternative fuel conversion company in the country, completing more than 1,000 installations last year, ROUSH stated.

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