Twenty new LPG delivery trucks in US
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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