As the number of commercial trucks, school and transit buses that operate on propane autogas continues to increase, our industry continues to innovate and create new methods to further reduce the emissions profile of this very popular transportation fuel. A renewable option for propane is a requirement for this energy source to remain viable for decades to come.
ROUSH CleanTech, a leader of advanced clean transportation solutions based in Livonia, announced the addition of Natalia Swalnick as its director of government affairs and the promotion of Adam Wilkum to director of eMobility.
Chelsea Uphaus discusses the adverse health effects caused by operating diesel school buses. Uphaus cites that a huge majority of buses are diesel and expose kids and communities to dangerous chemicals, such as nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and carbon dioxide — all which hurt our health.
Earlier this summer, our founder Jack Roush contributed $1 million to support Eastern Michigan University’s mathematics and automotive programs. As an alum of EMU, Jack is a lifelong learner (and teacher) who has come full circle, from receiving his master’s degree in scientific mathematics to founding and chairing our company that is so heavily committed to technical excellence.
The 2021 Fleet Forward Conference, convening in person at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose Nov. 10-12, announces that Roush CleanTech will have its Class 6 Zero-Emission Battery Electric Vehicle for attendees to drive and experience. The truck is part of the conference’s Innovation in Motion — a new, interactive experience featuring EV ride and drives, technology displays, and autonomous vehicle demonstrations.
With well over two decades of advanced clean transportation expertise and more than 2 billion real-world miles, ROUSH CleanTech is expanding its team to assist with the transition of fleets to its electric vehicles (EV). The company is positioned to be a resource for its customers and to support its continued product development in the eMobility space.
Teaching kids about the environment from an early age starts lifelong habits and creates awareness about the way humans affect the Earth. Connecting those lessons to school is an easy way to reinforce how the whole family can make everyday changes that make a difference.
At this year’s ACT Expo annual Fleet Awards event, seven fleet operators were recognized for extraordinary accomplishments that serve as examples for fleet operators worldwide, related to emission reduction and sustainability.
Governor Ralph Northam today announced more than $10.5 million in funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, administered by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, to replace 83 diesel school buses with electric and propane buses in 19 school districts across Commonwealth. By providing funds for clean school buses, the Department of Environmental Quality will help Virginia achieve clean energy goals, reduce air pollution, and mitigate climate change.
Blue Bird began production of its 2022 Blue Bird Vision propane school buses, which integrate ROUSH CleanTech’s Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system and Ford’s 7.3-liter V-8 engine. Innovations for the Gen 5 fuel system include stronger and lighter forged fuel rails and unique routing that keeps the engine-fuel distribution organized, according to ROUSH CleanTech. Gen 5 is certified to California Air Resources Board’s optional low nitrogen oxide emissions standard of 0.05 grams per brake horsepower-hour. It also reduces nitrogen oxides and greenhouse gas emissions, and can operate on renewable propane, which further reduces emissions and carbon levels.