April 27, 2011 — Wright & Filippis, ROUSH CleanTech and Clean Energy Coalition held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Wright & Filippis Distribution Center in Rochester Hills, the site of a recently installed 1,000-gallon propane fuel tank by Ferrellgas. Thanks to a U.S. Department of Energy Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant secured by the Clean Energy Coalition, Wright & Filippis, a leader in the rehabilitative healthcare field, unveiled 12 new Ford propane autogas powered Ford E-350 and E-450 cargo vans, featuring ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel systems.
March 29, 2011 — More than 20 government officials and propane experts — including ROUSH CleanTech’s Todd Mouw — spoke about propane’s sustainability and availability at the Alaska North Slope Propane Conference. ROUSH CleanTech has partnered with Alaska’s Department of Transportation to incorporate a Ford F-250 truck fueled by propane autogas into their fleet.
June 1, 2011 — Senators and Congressmen from Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas stood up in support of propane autogas through the introduction of the 2011 Propane GAS Act (H.R. 2014/S. 1120) in the United States House and Senate. This legislation encourages the use of propane autogas in commercial fleet vehicles by extending provisions in current legislation for propane autogas fuel, propane autogas powered vehicles, and refueling infrastructure through 2016.
June 7, 2011 —ROUSH CleanTech and National Bus Sales have partnered to offer public and private bus fleets an alternative to diesel and gasoline-fueled vehicles. A new paratransit bus fueled by propane autogas was unveiled to public transportation professionals at the Community Transportation Association Expo in Indianapolis.
June 9, 2011 — Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service, a California ground transportation company, became the first of its kind in Ventura County to adopt propane autogas as its alternative fuel of choice. Roadrunner Shuttle’s first four CARB-certified ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford E-250s hit the road in June 2011, with 20 more scheduled within the next year. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), one of the major airports serviced by Roadrunner Shuttle, requires service vehicle companies to run on alternative fuels by 2015.
6.9.2011 — Leader in ground transportation sets example with deployment of propane autogas shuttles that reduce emissions, lower fuel costs.
Will propane usher in an increasingly popular alternative to gasoline and diesel in America? Or will it be merely a “bridge” fuel, for use in commercial fleets until electric vehicles become more prevalent? (AOL Autos)