Fleet of Propane Autogas Vans Unveiled at Shrewsbury Event
Ground transportation company adds clean-burning alternative fuel vehicles
SHREWSBURY, Mass. (Oct. 24, 2013) — Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, Inc., unveiled its newest fleet vehicles powered by low-cost, clean propane autogas at the “Propane Autogas: Driving Knight’s Limo to a Greener Ride” event. The eight alternative fueled vehicles will service Logan International, T.F. Green and all New England and New York airports, as well as provide ground transportation for private events.
“As a part of our corporate commitment to reducing emissions and providing dependable, efficient transportation options to our passengers, we’ve chosen American made propane autogas to fuel our new Ford vans,” said Michael F. Hogan, president of Knight’s Airport Limousine Service.
The fleet of ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-350 passenger vans will also emit 1.15 million fewer pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over the lifetime of the vehicles. Propane autogas is a low carbon fuel that reduces greenhouse gases by up to 25 percent, carbon monoxide by up to 60 percent, nitrogen oxide by 20 percent and virtually eliminates particulate matter when compared to conventional fuels. In addition, non-toxic propane does not harm soil or groundwater.
Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, ROUSH CleanTech, the Propane Education & Research Council and the New England Propane Gas Association worked with Senator Michael O. Moore in order to change the Massachusetts State Regulations. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts now allows alternative fuel vehicles to travel through its tunnels. Due to the recent change, Knight’s elected to move forward with “greening” its fleet.
“I am pleased to have worked to facilitate a change to our state regulations regarding propane-powered vehicles in the Commonwealth,” said Senator Michael O. Moore. “This change had a direct positive impact on a local small business in my district. The previous regulations were prohibitive to economic growth in Massachusetts. These changes will not only help our small businesses succeed, but will also continue to ensure a greener environment.”
For refueling infrastructure, Knight’s Airport Limousine Service installed an above-ground 18,000-gallon tank at its Shrewsbury facility. The infrastructure for propane autogas is less expensive than any other alternative fuel, and with thousands of stations across the nation, propane autogas already has the largest public refueling infrastructure of all alternative transportation fuel options.
“Knight’s Airport Limousine Service can reduce their harmful emissions while experiencing a positive return on investment with this clean-burning alternative to gasoline or diesel,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech.
Propane autogas is the leading alternative fuel in the United States and the third most commonly used vehicle fuel, following gasoline and diesel. With 90 percent of the United States propane autogas supply produced domestically, it is an abundant alternative fuel.
About Knight’s Airport Limousine Service: Founded in 1985, Knight’s Airport Limousine Service Inc. provides shared van, private van, town car and minibus services to all New England and New York airports, as well as private ground transportation for groups, individuals and businesses. Knight’s Airport Limousine Service is a proud member of Go Airport Shuttle. For more information, visit knightslimo.com or call 800.822.5456.
About ROUSH CleanTech: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology, is a division of ROUSH Enterprises based in Livonia, Mich. ROUSH CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and installs propane autogas fuel system technology for light- and medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles, and Type A and Type C Blue Bird school buses. As a Ford QVM-certified alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech delivers economical, clean and domestically produced fueling options for fleets across the country. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.