ROUSH CleanTech attended the launch of the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services’ Center for Green Innovation. The event took place on February 15 at the Center for Green Innovation’s North Hollywood Yard. The ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-650 battery electric truck was also on hand for the event. It was one of several zero-emissions vehicles StreetsLA introduced, including trucks as well as street sweepers, along with its planned green initiatives.
To hear David Mann put it, Schwan’s Home Delivery was green before it was fashionable to be green – all due to its commitment to propane autogas. Mann, Schwan’s Home Delivery’s senior director of fleet operations, says the frozen grocery delivery company has been using propane autogas delivery trucks since the 1970s. Back then, during the first U.S. energy crisis, company founder Marvin Schwan came to his fleet team and told it to find an alternative to gas and diesel.
The Propane Education & Research Council shows how propane buses offer countless benefits for schools and their communities in this video featuringWa-Nee Community Schools. The school district’s 55 school buses transport about 70% of its student body. Eleven of them are Blue Bird Vision Propane models. Since 2017, the school district has replaced its aging diesel buses with propane buses with the goal to have a clean energy fleet. PERC’s president, Tucker Perkins, says that not only will school districts save $3,000 to $5,000 per bus, but also provide a cleaner ride — all by adopting propane.
BEV Put to the Test
Last year, ROUSH CleanTech’s battery electric truck participated in North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s “Run on Less” electric program, driving hundreds of miles in a variety of weather conditions, and never once dipping below a 20% state-of-charge on the battery. NACFE’s final study reviews lessons learned.
Roush CEO Evan Lyall with a Look Back at 2021 and an Optimistic Outlook for 2022
In Roush’s most recent blog, CEO Evan Lyall reflects on 2021 and his optimism for 2022. He discusses challenges presented by COVID-19 that created some of the most difficult conditions the company has ever faced; his pride in the Roush team; and his excitement for the future. Read more about Lyall’s insight for 2022.
When your child rides a propane-fueled bus to school, they arrive healthier, safer, and better prepared to learn. So many of us know the feeling of putting our kids on a diesel bus – the fumes, the noise. It’s not good for our kids, and it’s not good for us or our community. With propane-powered buses, the fumes are gone, the noise is reduced. It’s cleaner for our communities and kids have a reliable, peaceful, and healthy ride.