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Propane Backers See Decade of Success

December 24, 2015 in milestones, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

7,000 Propane Autogas School Buses in U.S., 2,600 in Texas

Propane autogas advocates celebrated a decade of success earlier this month, noting at an event in Austin that more than American school districts now operate more than 7,000 propane autogas school buses on a daily basis.

Minnesota District Opts for Propane

November 3, 2015 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

Acquiring 41 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2s

Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 propane-powered school buses have impressed a Minnesota school district enough to order 38 more for its fleet. Independent School District 15 (ISD 15), located in St. Francis, Minn., tested three propane-powered buses and placed an order for 41 of the district’s 51 buses to be propane autogas-powered during the 2015-16 school year.

Cummins Westport ISB6.7G Update

January 15, 2014 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Medium Trucks, School Buses, Sweepers, Yard Hostlers
Among Target Markets for 260 Horsepower Spark Engine

Cummins Westport anticipates limited production in 2015 and full production in 2016 of the ISB6.7G – a dedicated-natural gas version of the Cummins ISB diesel offering 260 horsepower at 660 foot-pounds torque.

Certification for S2G Propane Chassis

July 19, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CleanFuel USA Reports U.S. EPA and CARB Approvals of FCCC Product,
Agency Nods Pave the Way for Bobtail Trucks and Type C School Buses

CleanFuel USA reports U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board certification for the S2G chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. The chassis features an 8.0-liter GM block engine, up to 350 horsepower, modified for dedicated liquid propane operation by Powertrain Integration with CleanFuel USA fuel system.

Thomas Built Plans CNG School Bus

October 23, 2012 in CNG, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Will Use the New ISB6.7 G from CWI in Saf-T-Liner C2, 
Firm’s Propane-Fueled Minotour Type A Is in Production

Daimler’s Thomas Built Buses is affirming its commitment to alternative fuels, pledging to use the just-announced ISB6.7 G mid-range engine from Cummins Westport in a new Type C school bus, and noting that its smaller, propane-fueled Minotour is in production.

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