Propane Autogas Shuttle Vans Service Major California Airport
June 9, 2011 — Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service, a California ground transportation company, became the first of its kind in Ventura County to adopt propane autogas as its alternative fuel of choice. Roadrunner Shuttle’s first four CARB-certified ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford E-250s hit the road in June 2011, with 20 more scheduled within the next year. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), one of the major airports serviced by Roadrunner Shuttle, requires service vehicle companies to run on alternative fuels by 2015.
Compared to gasoline, propane autogas yields 60 percent less carbon monoxide, up to 24 percent less carbon dioxide, 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, and significantly fewer toxins, hydrocarbons, and other smog-producing emissions. Propane autogas can also play a role in mitigating climate change, as it is among the lowest life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of all commercially available fuels.
The propane autogas vans, certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), offer the longest range of any other alternative fuel on the market. CARB, the “clean air agency” of California, is charged with improving the air quality and reducing the public’s exposure to air contaminants.
For more information about the ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system for the Ford E-250 van, click here.