Two of the leading producers of propane-injection systems for light-duty and medium-duty vehicles – Cleanfuel USA and Roush – have received Environment
In April 2009, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the Ford F-150 that Roush converted to burn propane for sale in California. This was the last step in allowing the Livonia, MI-based company to sell the trucks in all 50 states. CARB technically only regulates vehicles within its borders, but states like Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York fol
Jack Roush is involved in a variety of enterprises, several of which involve building very fast Ford powered vehicles. His Roush Engineering business also does a lot of prototype build and development work for its client companies. Most recently, Roush has been building propane-fueled conversions of Ford F-150 pickup trucks that are especially useful to fleet customers.
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is the fuel of choice for lots of European drivers who want to save money at the pump. It's much cheaper than gasoline or diesel and it's also promoted through tax incentives, since it burns cleaner than either of the two most common liquid fuels (gasoline and diesel). Nevertheless, LPG conversions tend to happen to the least powerful powertrains available for a given model, so LPG vehicles don't usually have excellent performance figures.
Can you run a car on compressed natural gas? Yes, you can. Wow, that was easy. I guess we can wrap up this week's Greenlings post quickly. Not so fast. Like just about everything else in this world, the full answer is much more complicated than the simple yes. Here in the United States, there are but a handful of vehicles available that are equipped from the factory to run on CNG, and there are even fewer places to get those vehicle's
Click above for more shots of the Greenfly LPG motorcycle
One of the more organized presences at the first Austin Alt Car expo this past weekend was from the Texas propane community. From propane-powered lawnmowers to a giant propane-powered school bus, you couldn't miss the vehicles. Three pro-propane groups - the Texas Propane Educational & Marketing Foundation, the Propane Education & Research Council, and the Alternative Fuels Research & Education Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas - came together to showcase ways to burn prop
In some countries, LPG (liquified propane gas) is an increasingly common fuel for automobiles due to its comparatively low cost and 15-20 percent lower emissions compared to gasoline or diesel fuel. Though some are against the practice, a few governments encourage the use of LPG through lowered taxes. In America, propane for automotive use is usually limited to large fleets, where the specializ
Hank Hill would be proud. Heck he would probably sell them at Strickland Propane in Arlen, Texas for people planning to travel to the UK. A new atlas of Great Britain is being published that shows the locations of LPG filling stations and companies that do LPG conversions. LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) is more commonly referred to as propane although it's actually a mix of propane, butane, methane and other gases. As Hank would say, it'
Jack Roush is perhaps best known to most Americans who've heard of him as the owner of several very successful Nascar teams, and the of a variety of modified Ford production models most notably the F-150 and Mustang that look more distinctive and perform substantially better than they did when they rolled off the Ford assembly lines. What most don't know is t
Voller Energy, a developer and manufacturer of portable fuel-cell systems, has announced that they have successfully assembled and demonstrated the operation of a complete and totally self-contained prototype fuel-cell system which can be run on compressed natural gas (CNG/LPG) or propane. Voller plans to commercialize their 1kW class auxiliary power units (APUs), which includ