Clean Fleets News
March 17, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Elevator plans to operate 10% of its fleet on propane by 2015
FRISCO, Texas – ThyssenKrupp Elevator fuels more than 70 of its vehicles with propone, displacing about 140,000 gallons of gasoline and saving the company about $300,000 per year.
By 2015, the company plans to operate 10% of its fleet on propane—about 300 vehicles—in Dallas, Sacramento, and San Francisco.
ThyssenKrupp operates 65 Roush CleanTech Ford E-series vans, 7 F-series pickup trucks, and 2 F-650 stake bed trucks in Phoenix, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, and Detroit.
"The propane autogas price per gallon doesn't really flow with the market, with the ups and downs that you see with gas and diesel," says fleet manager Tom Armstrong. "It maintains a more steady line."
The company began evaluating alterative fuels in 2010 and picked propane, Armstrong says, because it is clean, enables conservation, is cost-effective, makes common sense, and is something ThyssenKrupp Elevator can commit to.