Bus Production Shatters Records
ROUSH CleanTech had its largest production month in the company’s history in June. After all was said and done, we built and shipped a final volume that was about 50 percent higher than our previous largest single-month total. Blue Bird was a large contributor to that record production. Our video (below) shares more about this accomplishment.
But, how did our company get into the alternative fuel industry, and come to partner with Blue Bird? It all began back in 2008 with a grant from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) to develop a liquid propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-150.
In 2010, ROUSH CleanTech was officially formed with just six employees and a cutting-edge propane fuel system for a variety of commercial Ford vehicles. Two years later, we partnered with Blue Bird and produced the first Blue Bird Vision propane fuel system using a Ford engine and transmission.
Since then, we’ve grown from six to over 60 employees; and have put more than 7,500 propane-powered school buses into service in over 550 school districts.
For more background on ROUSH CleanTech’s history, check out our Company Timeline which showcases various milestones we’ve hit over the years.
In the end, we want to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you!” to you, the Blue Bird dealers, for helping us continue to grow and be a part of this historic effort to put propane school buses on the road. Our collective futures look bright!