While electricity is dominating industry conversations for its zero emissions and low maintenance costs, propane has already proven its reliability as a less expensive option to diesel while still providing low emissions. Not to mention the upfront cost of the vehicle is significantly less than when compared to electric.
TransNet’s long-term sustainability plan to reduce its impact on the planet is evident in its paratransit fleet. In 2019, the municipal transport service began operating shuttles on propane LPG, a clean and low-carbon fuel. By operating vehicles from its propane fleet, TransNet eliminates more than 3.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide over the life of the shuttles. In addition, the organization will emit fewer greenhouse gases, virtually eliminate coals that produce smog, and particulate emissions compared to comparable gasoline-powered models.
04.22.21 — TransNet’s long-term sustainability plan to reduce its impact on the planet is evident in its paratransit fleet. In 2019, the community transportation service started operating shuttles on propane autogas, a clean and low-carbon fuel.
Livonia’s Roush CleanTech and New Jersey’s First Priority Group have announced a partnership to create electric emergency and specialty vehicles. The companies plan on deploying a pilot in 2022 with commercial production scheduled to begin in 2023.
Hi Pro Inc. is adding five Class 6 straight box propane autogas delivery trucks to its fleet. The company, a nationwide mail logistics contractor, has more than 40 years of service history with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The vehicles are part of a $1 million research pilot project funded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. The project, “Delivering Clean Air in Denver: Propane Trucks and Infrastructure in Mail Delivery Application,” will fund the purchase and deployment for Hi Pro Inc.’s fleet in Denver.
In a partnership that may speed up the inevitable implementation of electrified emergency specialty vehicles, Flanders-based First Priority Group will announce Monday that it is partnering with ROUSH CleanTech on a pilot program that will produce a half-dozen such vehicles in 2022, ROI-NJ has learned.
04.19.21 — Two leaders in clean transportation solutions, ROUSH CleanTech and First Priority Group (FPG), are partnering to create a line of purpose-built electric emergency and specialty vehicles. The companies are finalizing details for pilot deployment in 2022 with commercial production scheduled to begin in 2023.
Of 25 total vehicles owned by Eatran, the Eaton County-based transit agency, 10 are fueled by propane (both Ford F-550s and E-450s) with plans to go 100 percent by the end of the year. For all three years of their use, the cost savings have been funneled back into the upkeep of their facility.