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Propane Can Lead To Great Savings In Fleet Fuel Costs

Posted on June 30, 2010

Prime Time Shuttle is saving about 1.5 million gallons of gas by switching to the Roush liquid propane fuel system.

LIVONIA, Mich. -- Prime Time Shuttle, a ride-share transportation provider to major Southern California airports since 1984, recently switched to using propane fuel, along with adding Roush liquid propane-powered Ford E-350s to its fleet.

Prime Time Shuttle will replace its fleet with 200 Roush propane-powered shuttle vans within the next 24 months. Each shuttle van consumes more than 7,500 gallons of gas annually. By switching to propane, Prime Time Shuttle will save more than 1.5 million gallons of gasoline each year. Since propane is produced domestically, this is a great way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

"As one of the principal pioneers in shared ride transportation, it makes sense for us to take the lead in alternative fuel vehicles to reduce emissions and help clean the air above Southern California," Prime Time Shuttle president Rattan Joea said. "Roush presents to us, with its propane fuel system, a tried and true technology that cannot be beat in terms of longevity and reliability. We are excited to offer propane-powered transportation in the environmentally conscious California market at PrimeTimeShuttle.com."

As an alternative fuel, propane offers a variety of advantages. It is available "right here, right now" with a national infrastructure already in place. Propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, with up to 20% less nitrogen oxide, up to 60% less carbon monoxide, 24% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer particulate emissions when compared to gasoline. It is already the third most widely used fuel worldwide, following gasoline and diesel. Propane also plays a strong role in lowering our national dependence on foreign oil, as 90% of the propane used today comes from domestic sources of production.

Information: Roush Propane Powered Vehicles; (800) 59-ROUSH.

"It is always gratifying to see transportation companies like Prime Time make a switch to green alternative fuels like propane," said Jack Roush, motorsports legend and chairman of Roush Enterprises, Inc. "Prime Time Shuttle has a business that is based on keeping vehicles on the road every single day of the year. The savings they can accumulate by running on propane will be significant, and the cleaner emissions from the Roush propane-powered vehicles will help make a difference in the air quality in Southern California."

Prime Time Shuttle is an exclusive concessionaire of LAX, part of the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) family of airports. Prime Time also is a founding member of the Go Airport Shuttle Group. Go Airport Shuttle is the world's largest provider of airport transfers.

Source: Roush

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