Maryland-based ThompsonGas increased its fleet of 127 propane vehicles by adding 10 new 2022 Ford F-750 trucks equipped with Roush CleanTech propane systems.
ThompsonGas has focused efforts to operate more propane vehicles due to its commitment to being innovators in the industry, along with access to OEM equipment technology. The propane supplier will continue adding more propane vehicles to its fleet each year. ThompsonGas’ new trucks will be used to deliver propane fuel to customers.
“Our customers operate vehicles fueled by propane autogas. We want to walk the walk and show our customers that we believe in propane and its technology, too,” said Monte McLeod, director of autogas at ThompsonGas. “Plus, running our own vehicles on propane saves money and supports our goal to be good stewards for the environment.”
Propane autogas costs about 50% less per gallon than diesel and is known to have the lowest cost of ownership compared with all fuel types, according to Roush. ThompsonGas’ propane vehicle cost per mile is 60% lower compared with its diesel-powered models.
Vehicles that run on propane autogas emit fewer greenhouse gases, smog-producing hydrocarbons, and particulate emission than conventional fuels. The Ford 7.3L V8 engine paired with Roush CleanTech propane fuel system is certified to the low nitrogen oxide level of 0.05 g, making it 75% cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent heavy-duty engine standard.
“ROUSH CleanTech continues investing in new technology development to provide sustainable propane vehicle options,” said Todd Mouw, executive vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “Propane’s low cost for fuel and maintenance makes adopting propane vehicles economically feasible for all fleet operators, especially propane suppliers.”