This press kit provides resources for media about ROUSH CleanTech, its propane autogas fuel system technology and product availability. Learn the benefits and challenges of using this versatile, domestically produced, cost-effective and clean-burning transportation fuel.
Press releases, customer testimonials, the history of propane autogas, emissions and cost savings calculators, company events, activities and more may be found at ROUSHcleantech.com.
ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology, is a division of ROUSH Enterprises based in Livonia, Mich. ROUSH CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and installs propane autogas fuel system technology for light- and medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles, and Type A and Type C Blue Bird school buses. As a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM)-certified alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech delivers economical, clean and domestically produced fueling options for fleets across North America.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) certify all ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems. Vehicles retain Ford’s factory warranty, horsepower, torque and towing capacity after conversion.
Current Vehicle Platforms:
- Ford F-250 / F-350 pickup trucks.
- Ford E-150 / E-250 / E-350 vans and wagons.
- Ford E-450 cutaways.
- Ford E-450 stripped chassis.
- Ford F-59 stripped chassis.
- Ford F-53 stripped chassis.
- Ford F-450 / F-550 chassis cabs.
- Ford F-650 chassis cab trucks.
- Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision
- Micro Bird G5 school buses.
- Based in Livonia, Michigan.
- Founded October 18, 2010.
- Began with six employees. Currently employs more than 90 people in the fields of engineering, mechanics, design, marketing, sales and administration.
- Part of ROUSH Enterprises, an established group of companies founded by motorsports legend Jack Roush.
- Relocated to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Livonia, Mich., in January 2013.
- Meets Ford’s stringent QVM evaluation criteria — and the only company working directly with Ford Motor Company to offer dedicated propane autogas fuel system conversions.
- Sold more than 6,000 vehicles nationwide.
- Secured more than 4,000 articles online and in print in local newspapers, trade publications and national news media.
- Predominately local, domestic-based supply chain.
- Active member and financial contributor of the U.S. Energy Department’s Clean Cities programs.
- The company’s environmental program includes use of clean building materials and practices such as recycled carpet and furniture, low VOC paints and adhesives and Energy Star appliances; trash compacting, which has reduced waste at a 3 to 1 rate; recycling; vehicle sharing and more.
Together we put the customer first. Together we make a quality product. Together we live by process. Together we practice environmental responsibility. Together we are innovative. Together we succeed.
Open to the Press
ROUSH CleanTech offers a number of opportunities to local and national media to learn more.
Interview an Expert. Media may interview a ROUSH CleeanTech executive or engineer. Interviews may be arranged with customers in the private and public sector or with propane autogas experts at associations, government entities and independent research organizations.
Tour the Facility. Media may tour ROUSH CleanTech headquarters to see firsthand fuel tank manufacturing using state-of-the-art processes, or visit the vehicle-build facility for propane autogas conversions.
Come to a Local Event. Each year ROUSH CleanTech attends, exhibits and speaks at dozens of shows, conferences and workshops across the United States to educate customers and promote product. Media is encouraged to attend.
Take a Test Drive. Media may schedule the use of a ROUSH CleanTech demonstration vehicle or attend a local and national trade event offering a “ride and drive.”
Go Online. Learn more about product offerings, examine customer case studies, read up on the history of propane autogas, calculate emission and cost savings and peruse recent press releases at ROUSHcleantech.com. In addition, President Joe Thompson shares his insights on transportation, energy and leadership at Fuel for Thought, highlighted in Green Fleet magazine newsletters.
Photos, Videos and Subscriptions
Access downloadable high-resolution images at the ROUSH CleanTech Photo Gallery, including:
- CAD images of the propane autogas fuel system.
- Customer vehicles.
- A variety of Ford trucks and vans fueled by propane autogas.
- Blue Bird school buses fueled by propane autogas.
- Executive portraits.
Find a collection of videos on YouTube’s ROUSH CleanTech Channel, including:
- Customer comments.
- Fueling demonstrations.
- Messages from our executives.
- Online media interviews.
- Annual corporate overview.
Propane Autogas Facts
- Propane autogas is the leading alternative fuel in the United States and the third most commonly used vehicle fuel, following gasoline and diesel.
- According to the World LP Gas Association, more than 23 million vehicles travel worldwide with propane autogas in their fuel tank. This includes shuttles, school buses, taxis, delivery vans, construction trucks, paratransit vehicles and more.
- About 91 percent of the United States’ propane autogas supply is produced domestically, with an additional 7 percent from North America.
- The majority of propane (almost 75 percent) originates from the nation’s supply of natural gas. The rest comes from petroleum during the refining process.
- There are thousands of propane autogas refueling stations in the United States, with stations in every state.
- Propane autogas fueling infrastructure costs less than any other transportation energy source — conventional or alternative.
- Light-duty fleet vehicles that run on propane autogas emit fewer greenhouse gases, smog-producing hydrocarbons, and particulate emissions than gasoline-fueled light-duty vehicles. When compared with gasoline, vehicles fueled by propane autogas produce:
- 17 – 25 percent less greenhouse gases.
- 20 percent less nitrogen oxide.
- Up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide.
- 40 percent fewer smog producing hydrocarbons while fueling.
- Non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and non-corrosive, propane autogas poses no harm to soil or groundwater.
- Propane autogas burns cleaner in engines than gasoline and diesel, which results in reduced maintenance costs and the potential for longer engine life.
- For more than 30 years, propane autogas has cost 30 to 40 percent less than gasoline. When compared to diesel, fuel savings average 50 percent.
- The initial price of dedicated liquid propane autogas trucks and vans costs about $9,000 to $15,000 more than conventionally fueled vehicles. Over the life of the vehicle, lower fuel and maintenance costs and extended engine life provide return on investment. Payback periods for high-mileage fleet vehicles are even shorter.
- Some ROUSH CleanTech customers, such as Wright & Filippis, experience an immediate return on investment. Others, like ThyssenKrupp Elevator, benefited financially after a 20-month period.
Chairman, ROUSH Enterprises
Noted performance engineer and motorsports legen Jack Roush expanded ROUSH Enterprises by offering vehicles fueled by propane autogas. Roush serves as the chairman of the board.
CEO, ROUSH Enterprises
Appointed CEO in 2001, Evan Lyall helped build ROUSH Enterprises, a multinational firm engaged in automotive engineering, product development, aftermarket performance parts, alternative fuels technology, plastics manufacturing, and motorsports.
President, ROUSH CleanTech
Formerly the vice president and general manager of ROUSH Performance Products, Joe Thompson was instrumental in developing ROUSH into one of the premier brands in the automotive aftermarket segment. In 2010, Thompson was named president of ROUSH CleanTech, celebrating his second start-up company with ROUSH.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ROUSH CleanTech
With more than 17 years of experience in the automotive and high tech industries, Todd Mouw manages the ROUSH CleanTech national sales staff, working closely with fleet managers to incorporate propane autogas vehicles into their fleet. Mouw helped set standards in the green trucking industry as the NTEA Green Truck Association president for two years.
Director of Group Accounts, ROUSH CleanTech
Starting as a marketing research intern in 2005, Brian Carney has served as brand marketing manager at ROUSH Performance and director of marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. He currently oversees business development in the school bus and government industries.
Schedule an interview, visit the facility, take a test drive or just ask a question. We look forward to hearing from you.