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Everyone Loves an Underdog

By September 8, 2015January 27th, 2016Blog

Everyone Loves an Underdog

Dear Friends of ROUSH CleanTech,
Todd Mouw, VP of sales and marketing, ROUSH CleanTech

Detroit’s struggles have been well documented in recent years,but signs of optimism and growth are everywhere. Detroit-area organizations are leading by example and are investing in alternative fuels to help drive innovation, reduce costs and emissions, and make Detroit the poster-child for the next generation. Take a look at a few of the success stories:

ABC Student Transportation: Beginning this school year, many Detroit public school students will ride in cleaner-operating buses fueled by propane autogas. As part of the largest fleet of autogas school buses in the state of Michigan, these alternative-fueled buses will lower costs while reducing Detroit’s carbon footprint. According to transportation provider ABC Student Transportation, the company chose buses fueled by autogas because of their advanced technology, environmental benefits, and fuel and maintenance cost reductions. ABC pays 74 cents per gallon for autogas compared to around $3.00 per gallon for diesel.

SMART: Southeast Michigan’s regional public transportation provider, SMART implemented propane autogas powered paratransit buses. The new Connector buses are fueled with affordable, clean, domestically produced autogas, making SMART the second largest autogas paratransit fleet in Michigan and one of the five largest in the United States. SMART estimates the total fuel and maintenance savings to be $1.1 – $1.7 million over the lifetime of the fleet with a return on investment of less than four months.

City of Livonia: In an effort to reduce fuel costs and run its fleet vehicles on a cleaner, alternative fuel, the City of Livonia explored cost-cutting measures to reduce expenses while greening its fleet with propane autogas vehicles. The Department of Public Works runs Ford F-250 pick-up trucks and the city’s Community Transit has Ford E-450 cutaway buses fueled by autogas. On average, the city saves about $1 per gallon by using propane in comparison to gasoline.

These are just a few examples of leaders who are working to make metro Detroit a better place.

ROUSH CleanTech is proud to play a key role in the renaissance of this great city.

Want to learn more about how your company, school district, city or county can win with propane autogas technology? Call us today at 800.59.ROUSH.


Todd Mouw