Heritage Propane Purchases ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Fleet Vehicles
New customer demo loan program announced at ROUSH Automotive Collection Open House
LIVONIA, MICH. (June 20, 2011) — Before a crowd of thousands of NASCAR fans and automobile enthusiasts at the ROUSH Automotive Collection Open House and Cruise-In last Thursday, Paul Grady, president of Heritage Propane L.P., along with Jack Roush, motorsports legend and founder of ROUSH CleanTech, revealed Heritage Propane’s newest addition to their fleet — a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford E-Series passenger van. Heritage Propane, a division of Energy Transfer Partners (Dallas, Texas), is one of the largest propane distributors in the U.S.
This passenger van is one of five new ROUSH CleanTech vehicles fueled by propane autogas that Heritage Propane will loan to potential fleet customers who are interested in learning firsthand about the benefits of converting their fleets to this domestic fuel. “ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas vehicles are the right solution for our fleet customers,” said Paul Grady. “We’re looking forward to having these vehicles at our disposal to let fleet customers see just how seamless the end-user operation really is.”
In addition to reduced maintenance costs and an extended engine life due to its clean-burning properties, propane autogas also offers up to a 40 percent reduction in fuel costs compared to gasoline. Propane autogas burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, with 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide, up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer particulate emissions.
“The partnership between ROUSH CleanTech and Heritage Propane demonstrates the validity of propane autogas as an alternative automotive fuel choice that is available right here, right now,” said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “This program enables both ROUSH CleanTech and Heritage Propane to show fleet managers that propane usage can go outside of the home and onto the roads while maintaining uncompromised performance and exceptional reliability.”
“We are very excited to work with a clean energy technology leader such as ROUSH CleanTech,” said Jim Hamilton, senior vice president of sales and operations at Heritage Propane. “Fleet managers are looking for positive economics and emissions reductions in their fleet purchases. Propane autogas vehicles offer both, with easy and convenient refueling, too.”
The ROUSH Automotive Collection’s Open House and Cruise-In offered a look into the past with a collection of cars that preserve the legacy of ROUSH Enterprises anda look into the future of ROUSH CleanTech automobiles with the announcement of this partnership.
About ROUSH CleanTech: Based in Michigan, ROUSH CleanTech offers dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel systems for a variety of light- and medium- duty Ford vehicles, including the F-150, F-250, F-350 pickup truck series; the F-450 and F-550 chassis cab truck series; the E-150, E-250, and E-350 van and wagon series; and the E-350 and E-450 cutaway van series. Currently offered through authorized Ford dealerships around the country, the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas system delivers the same factory Ford performance characteristics and serviceability with a 5-year / 60,000-mile limited warranty. Customers can reduce operating costs significantly while reducing vehicle emissions. Complete details on ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas offerings can be found online at www.ROUSHcleantech.comor by calling 800.59.ROUSH.
About Heritage Propane: Heritage Propane L.P., a division of Energy Transfer Partners (Dallas, TX), is a national provider of propane with more than 1.1 million customers nationwide, and offers its products and services to both the residential community and automotive industry. Operations extend from coast to coast, with concentrations in the western, upper midwestern, northeastern, and southeastern regions of the United States. The company is the official propane supplier of the Roush Drag Team. For more information, visit www.heritagepropane.com.
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