According to a recent article in LP Gas magazine, the Waterford School District in Michigan recently added 10 school buses powered by Propane Autogas to its fleet. Nearly 30 school districts in Michigan now rely on buses equipped with Roush CleanTech propane fuel systems.
Roush CleanTech reports that it has deployed almost 14,000 propane vehicles – with more than half of these school buses – to fleets across the country since 2010. These propane Autogas fuel systems are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency.
That’s due to the fact that buses fueled by Autogas emit 80 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbons and virtually eliminate particulate matter when compared with diesel. In addition, propane bus fleets reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 10,000 pounds and particulate matter by 315 pounds each year compared with the diesel buses they have replaced.
Brian Carney, executive director of school bus and customer support for Roush CleanTech, told LP Gas: “Propane is a proven choice that costs about 50 percent less than diesel per gallon and reduces maintenance costs due to its clean-operating properties.”