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Go Group Members Like Gaseous Fuels

February 10, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Go Group, which claims to be the world’s largest airport shuttle provider, says that while the shared-ride transportation it provides “is inherently eco-friendly,” some of its member companies are going further by investing in alternative fuels.

Go Shuttle Express in Seattle has 43 propane-fueled vehicles, the parent firm says. Go Shuttle Express has both dedicated-propane vans with Roush Cleantech systems, and bi-fuel vans with Icom North America systems installed by Seattle-based World CNG.

Go Shuttle Express in Seattle, Go Lorries in San Francisco, and Go Riteway Transportation in Milwaukee are among the Go Group affiliates shifting to propane or CNG

Go Shuttle Express president J.R. Rowley says he switched to the Icom system because of the available 55-gallon propane fuel tank, bi-fuel flexibility, and fuel redundancy. The Icom bi-fuel vans have range enough for a driver to get through an entire shift without refueling. Counting gasoline, that range is about 700 miles – but with savings of about $2 per gallon using propane, the Seattle operation avoids using any gasoline at all.

In San Francisco, Go Lorries has converted 16 Ford E-350 vans to CNG, and will have a total of 28 by May.

All of the San Francisco vans are being upfitted using BAF kits by A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems in Fresno.

As of December, Go Riteway Transportation Group in Milwaukee has switched 21 of its airport vans to Roush propane (F&F, November 28).

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