16.03.2015
USA
Sector: LPG

Twenty new LPG delivery trucks in US

AmeriPride, a company providing uniform and linen solutions since 1889, looks back into its history, but think about the future, too. That's why 20 autogas-powered delivery vans are about to enter service in Northern California.
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AmeriPride's LPG-powered Ford F-59 van© Roush CleanTechSome things never change - delivery vans based on Ford F-59 chassis have looked like this for decades. Luckily, things change underneath since petrol is replaced with LPG autogas

The cars to be used are Ford F-59 trucks (strip chassis with van bodywork), converted to run on LPG by none else but Roush CleanTech. In fact, AmeriPride has already been using a few (five, to be precise) Roush-converted F-59's for a while (in Topeka, Kansas). Since those vehicles have lived up to expectations, the linen delivery company is investing in a fleet of 20 more vehicles for its California operations.

According to estimates, each of the new LPG trucks should emit by 95 thousand pounds (42750 kg) less carbon dioxide over its lifetime than it would if it was petrol-powered. The vehicles conform with appropriate EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California Air resources Board) regulations and run on fuel that is $1,55 per gallon, i. e. up to 50 percent cheaper than diesel. AmeriPride already has a private autogas station in Topeka (with a 1000-gallon LPG tank), so probably another one will be built for the California division.



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Robert Markowski
source: AmeriPride via Green Fleet Magazine



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