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ROUSH CleanTech Speeds to the 2011 Washington Auto Show

ROUSH CleanTech Speeds to the 2011 Washington Auto Show











Propane autogas van


Plymouth Township, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011

A ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas powered Ford E-350 cargo van will be on display at the Advanced Technology SuperHighway exhibit at the Washington Auto Show, January 28 to February 6 in Washington D.C.

Dejana, a key U.S. distributor for ROUSH CleanTech’s liquid propane autogas fuel system, will feature the van as a part of the exhibit. “We supply a lot of truck equipment to fleets and municipalities and have worked closely with them on their alternative fuel initiatives,” says Andy Dejana, vice president of Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment. “We are excited about the propane autogas technology and have found that it is simple, cost-effective, and a proven performer.”

The 65,000-square-foot Advanced Technology SuperHighway exhibit will present the latest automotive innovations in safety and sustainability, including propane autogas, electric, diesel, natural gas, advanced petroleum, biofuels, ethanol, hydrogen, and safety technologies. Consumers and legislators will have the opportunity to view alternative fuel vehicles, such as this propane autogas van, up close.

ROUSH CleanTech’s President Joe Thompson calls propane autogas a “right here, right now” fuel alternative with a national infrastructure already in place. “This cost effective, environmentally friendly fuel is available today, with many vehicle products offerings including trucks and vans,” said Thompson. “And beyond it’s proven ‘green’ benefits, propane is domestically produced, reducing our country’s dependence on imported oil.

“ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas powered vehicles offer the same range, horsepower, torque, and towing capacity as their gasoline powered counterparts,” continued Thompson. “That’s why we call it the zero compromise alternative fuel solution.”

Propane autogas is historically 30 percent less expensive per gallon than gasoline, and the clean-burning fuel means less maintenance costs. It is the most widely used alternative fuel in the United States, powering over 270,000 vehicles in the United States. Worldwide, more than 13 million vehicles run on propane autogas. In addition, thousands of propane fueling stations across the United States make propane readily available.

For more information about the auto show, visit http://www.washingtonautoshow.org.

About ROUSH CleanTech: Based in Livonia, Mich., ROUSH® CleanTech offers dedicated liquid-propane injection fuel systems for a variety of light- and medium- duty Ford vehicles, including the F-150, F-250, and F-350 truck series, and the E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 cutaway van series. Currently offered through authorized Ford dealerships around the country, the ROUSH CleanTech propane system delivers the same factory Ford performance characteristics, warranty coverage, and serviceability. Customers can reduce operating costs significantly while reducing vehicle emissions. Complete details on ROUSH CleanTech propane offerings can be found online at http://www.ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800-59-ROUSH.

About Dejana: In 2011, Dejana celebrates its 55th year in business as a major commercial truck supplier to the northeast. Headquartered in Kings Park, N.Y., its Truck & Utility Division has manufacturing locations in Kings Park, N.Y., Huntington, N.Y., Smithfield, R.I., Cinnaminson, N.J., and Baltimore, MD. In addition, Dejana’s Cargo and Van Body Division, located in Rosedale, MD, manufactures a full line of dry freight and van body equipment for nearly any chassis requirement. Visit http://www.dejana.com for more information.

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