Nestlé goes LPG in Los Angeles
The trucks feature Roush CleanTech LPG systems, because this way full factory warranty is maintained on the vehicles. Another argument in favour of the switchover is the low cost of refueling infrastructure. Last but not least, Nestlé expects to make some serious savings. If the idea catches on, the company may end up replacing more of its 2000 vehicles (primarily diesels) with LPG-powered ones.
Like many, we are evaluating the different technologies that offer savings over the life of the vehicle and realized that propane autogas is a smart choice for reducing fuel and maintenance costs while providing cleaner air for the community.
Bill Ardis, fleet manager of Nestlé Waters North America
Nestlé Waters' newly deployed LA fleet of autogas-powered trucks uses on-site refueling, which the company says is cheaper than infrastructure required for diesel vehicles. Which only adds to the basic fact that autogas can cost up to 50 percent less than diesel. Each of the trucks features a California Air Resources Board and EPA compliant Roush CleanTech LPG fuel system.
Fueling beverage delivery trucks with propane autogas offers the best total cost of ownership without compromising standard delivery procedures. By choosing this fuel, fleets around the nation are reducing their operating costs and lowering their carbon footprint.
Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for Roush CleanTech
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