Dealer Meeting Propane Recap
Thanks for letting us join you once again during your dealer meeting. Our breakout session was jam-packed with information and discussion about our low NOx propane engines; our program outlook for propane, CNG and gasoline; our competition and its products; an update on the Volkswagen settlement; and much more. Here’s a recap.
Low NOx. The Blue Bird Vision offers the only available propane engine that is lower than the NOx emissions federal level. Our competitors meet the federal levels of 0.20 g/bhp-hr, but we go 90 percent cleaner, meeting California Air Resources Board’s optional “ultra-low” level.
Programs. For MY19, we are busy working on certifications for our engines. For gasoline, EPA and CARB are complete. For propane and CNG, EPA is complete. CARB is in process and expected by Winter 2019.
Volkswagen Settlement. Our story is compelling, but we ALL have to tell it. It’s our job to get the message out about our superior product — to regulators, policy makers and funding agencies who don’t know what they don’t know. Stress that our near-zero propane vehicles fueled by renewable propane (also known an RLPG or biopropane) is the best fleet solution for years to come to address economic, environmental and energy challenges facing nation and states.
ROUSH CleanTech is committed to looking farther into the future to help shape policies, regulations and incentives to favor our technologies. There are many voices, but ours can rise above if we are smart, strategic and collaborative.
For a copy of the presentation or if you have any questions, please contact Ryan Zic at Ryan.Zic@roush.com.