Roush CleanTech this week debuted a propane autogas-fueled shuttle bus converted by its newest preferred industry partner, Green Alternative Systems. Using its existing sales and service channel, Green Alternative Systems – a certified Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier alternative fuels installer – has partnered to provide installations for Roush CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems in the transit, paratransit and commercial ground transportation markets.
“The time is right and the demand is high for a clean fuel solution in the transit market,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for Roush CleanTech. “Rosh CleanTech has put substantial time and effort into developing a liquid propane autogas fuel system that not only reduces carbon emissions but saves fleets significant amounts of money through lower operating costs. With GAS’s expertise and understanding of the transit, paratransit and commercial ground transportation markets, this partnership will open up a wealth of possibilities for fleets across America.”
Roush CleanTech said the shuttle bus – built on a Ford E-450 chassis with a 6.8-liter V10 engine and a 41-gallon propane autogas fuel tank – has completed the Federal Transit Administration’s New Model Bus Testing Program and is certified for sale in all 50 states by the California Air Resources Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“With minimum upfront cost, propane autogas conversions performed by Green Alternative Systems provide the ROI fleet operators are looking for,” said Sean Connolly, general manager of GAS. “Any transit agency having their Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel system conversions done by GAS can expect a quality installation completed in a quick and efficient manner.”