Detroit Area Companies Join Together to Promote a Greener Future
April 27, 2011 — Wright & Filippis, ROUSH CleanTech and Clean Energy Coalition held a ribbon-cutting ceremonyat 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.
Wright & Filippis’ fleet vehicles travel more than 975,000 miles annually to serve patients needing home delivery of medical products. Byswitching to propane autogas, Wright & Filippis will be burning 48,000 fewer gallons of gasoline and eliminate more than 930,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from its annual carbon footprint. In addition, Wright & Filippis will be saving $3,000 per vehicle, per year, by utilizing propane autogas, showing an immediate return on investment.
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