Fleet managers were scheduled to be able to drive work trucks and vans fueled by propane autogas at the 2011 Work Truck Show through Thursday, March 10, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. One of the vehicles on display in the Propane Pavilion (booth No. 5085) is a Ford E-350 cargo van equipped with a Roush CleanTech liquid propane autogas injection system and a CleanFuel USA propane autogas refueling dispenser on a portable platform, complete with 500-gallon tank provided by FerrellAutogas.
The E-350 fueled by propane autogas is part of a line of trucks and vans developed with support from the Propane Education & Research Council. Representatives from PERC, AmeriGas, CleanFuel USA, FerrellAutogas, Heritage Propane, Roush CleanTech and the propane industry were slated to be in the Propane Pavilion to discuss the products.
“Durability, performance and achieving sustainability goals are important considerations when choosing a clean fuel and its accompanying work truck options,” says Brian Feehan, vice president of PERC. “Vehicles fueled by propane autogas are available to meet these goals and can be easily incorporated into fleets. Propane autogas refueling infrastructure is cost-effective and offers many options to fleet managers.”
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 offers a 50-cent-per-gallon fuel tax credit for propane autogas for on-road vehicles through 2011, enhancing the cost effectiveness of propane autogas vehicles. More than 15 million vehicles globally are fueled by propane autogas, including pickup trucks, vans, school buses, shuttles, taxis and delivery vehicles, and 90 percent of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the United States.