February 22, 2011 — ROUSH CleanTech received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval for their propane autogas Ford E-450 vans and immediately released 25 vehicles into Southern California. These vehicles will displace more than 500,000 gallons of gasoline and more than 2.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide over their 200,000-mile life for Marquez & Marquez Foods, the first customer to integrate the vehicles into their fleet.
February 15, 2011 — Fleet managers can preview of what clean, green power looks like as two of ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas Ford F-250 trucks hit the NASCAR track to serve in the sport’s fleet of emergency vehicles throughout the 2011 season.
February 1, 2011 — Frito-Lay is set to be the first customer of ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas Ford E-350 dual rear wheel (DRW) cutaway chassis, currently in development. If deemed a success by Frito-Lay executives, there is the potential of converting up to 2,000 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas across the U.S. within the next several years. Other fleets will also be able to utilize this technology to make the switch to propane autogas.
January 26, 2011 — ROUSH CleanTech shared with fleet managers how propane autogas can increase their bottom line, while decreasing their carbon footprint, at the Advanced Technology Super Highway exhibit at the Washington Auto Show, January 28 to February 6, 2011, in Washington D.C.
In addition to federal incentives, many states, cities, and counties offer further propane autogas incentives. More than 250 state-mandated incentives and regulations exist to promote further use of propane autogas and other alternative fuels. Some examples are funding of infrastructure, money back on the cost to covert to propane autogas, and increased high occupancy vehicle lane access.