U.S. bus dealer encourages Autogas adoption

Rick Murphy at Wisconsin Bus Sales wanted to spread the news about North Crawford School District’s successful adoption of Autogas buses. Working with ROUSH CleanTech (LPG system supplier) and Blue Bird (bus manufacturer) media teams, he plans to make known the benefits of these buses and further boost the use of LPG as a vehicle fuel.

He launched a statement about North Crawford School District’s story, which over the past two years has added Blue Bird Autogas school buses to its fleet. “These buses lower the district’s carbon footprint while reducing transportation costs,” he said.

Equipped with its exclusive Ford Motor Company’s 6.8L V10 engine, each Blue Bird Vision school bus is powered by a ROUSH CleanTech LPG fuel system. To help emissions, the engine is certified to California Air Resources Board’s strict low nitrogen oxide (NOx) level of 0.05 grams per brake horsepower – hour, making it 75% cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s current emissions standard, and the cleanest Autogas school bus on the road.

The North Crawford buses, which run regular daily routes, have reduced nitrogen oxide emissions by almost 3,000 pounds and particulate matter by about 65 pounds each year compared with the diesel buses they replaced. Buses fuelled by propane virtually eliminate particulate matter when compared with conventional diesel.

North Crawford plans to purchase additional Autogas bus in the near future. For more information, please check this link.

25 April 2018