Clean Cities Backs Autogas-Powered Pickups and Plug-In Electrics
Roush CleanTech is spreading the word about another fleet deployment: three Ford- F-250 pickups converted to dedicated propane autogas operation for the National Park Service, specifically the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan.
Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy with technical assistance from the Ann Arbor-based non-profit Clean Energy Coalition.
As a result of the initiative, which also included three new plug-in electric vehicles (2013 Ford Fusions), Sleeping Bear Dunes was able to reduce its fleet vehicle emissions by nearly 20%, Roush reports, “and promote the benefits of alternative fuels and fuel-efficient driving habits with its more than 1.3 million annual visitors.”
The project included establishment of a shared-resource motor pool structure for the Park fleet, and “eco-driver” training to all employees.
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Source: Roush CleanTech with Fleets & Fuels follow-up