LIVONIA, MI - Kamps Propane is now the biggest user of ROUSH propane-fueled vehicles in California, having 25 ROUSH propane vehicles in service throughout the company's distribution network.
"We've been buying Ford all along, pretty much since our company was founded," said Terry Ayres, vice president of Kamps Propane. "ROUSH has the only propane conversion kit that is certified for the state so it was an easy and natural fit because of our company's preference for Ford products."
The 2010 ROUSH propane-fueled F-250 and F-350 with the 5.4L, V8 engine meet the strict emission standards set by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and can be sold in all 50 states.
Located in Manteca, Calif., Kamps Propane primarily services the California markets around Fresno, San Francisco, Sacramento and surrounding communities. Kamps Propane, in business since 1969, offers a full range of propane services and technical expertise. In addition, the company carries a line of propane appliances.
Ayres said the company's trucks run an average of 25,000 to 35,000 miles annually, and he is pleased with the operating cost savings realized by switching to propane as a vehicle fuel.
"We see savings of $1.50 to $1.70 per gallon, based on the current pump prices and our distributor pricing on propane," he said. "It makes a lot of sense for us in the propane business to run our vehicles on the fuel we sell, and with the tax incentives on the upfit system and the 50-cent per-gallon tax credit on the fuel, it makes a lot of sense for the end user as well."
Propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, with up to 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide, 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer particulate emissions when compared to gasoline. Propane is already the third most widely used fuel worldwide, following gasoline and diesel. Propane also plays a strong role in lowering national dependence on foreign oil, since 90 percent of the propane used today comes from domestic sources of production.
Complete details on the ROUSH propane offerings can be found online at www.SwitchToPropane.com or by calling (800) 59-ROUSH.