Presented by:Jason Ebert
The Thought of Propane Go Airport Connection to our line of services Working with Wisconsin State Energy Office Locatio...
Propane Project First we looked the benefits of using propane as anauto-gas with some of the key factors being: Cleaner ...
Propane Benefits Minimal cost and change to shop procedures andfacilities Low cost of conversion and infrastructure The...
Our Propane Overview We then decided that it would be best to install ourown propane re-fueling station with the followin...
 We began to look for a propane vendor We chose to proceed with Boehlke Bottle Gas We used Boehlke Bottle Gas to aid us...
 Site Description 2-1990 Gallon Tanks Clean Fuel USA 2000 Series Meter System Blackmer LPG Pump with a 7.5hp motor Pe...
The Conversions Using the Roush Cleantech propane kits Fuel Rails Fuel Lines Tank Removal and Install Reprogramming t...
Airport Vehicles Currently our Airport Shuttle vans average around100,000 miles a year each We have 47 vans that service...
 Current Fuel mileages on the vans is about 11.1MPGover a sample of 3,187,070 miles. Our current cost of propane is on a...
Buses Commercial and School Current Vehicles in the Fleet 4- 2013 Ford E-450 Micro bird school buses 30P 1- 2013 Ford E...
What We Know So Far Fuel Economy is about 21% less than our diesel and gasschool buses with comparable seating ROI or br...
The Bumps in The Road Driver adjustments to the propane vehicles Range limits of the vehicles and the adjustments tothem...
Million Dollar Question We have on signed agreements to purchase 10-72P Bluebird school buses 4- Ford E-450 Micro bird ...
Time Will Tell!!!THANK YOUJason EbertGo Riteway Transportation GroupJason.Ebert@goriteway.comwww.goriteway.com
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Presented by Jason Ebert, GO Riteway Transportation Group, on May 7, 2013, at the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program Partner Showcase in Madison, WI.

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Go Riteway Transportation's Propane Fleet Experience

  1. 1. Presented by:Jason Ebert
  2. 2. The Thought of Propane Go Airport Connection to our line of services Working with Wisconsin State Energy Office Locations Milwaukee & Sheboygan
  3. 3. Propane Project First we looked the benefits of using propane as anauto-gas with some of the key factors being: Cleaner Fuel than Gas and Diesel Propane is non-toxic and does not contaminate ground wateror soil Propane is a federally designated clean fuel as stated in theClean Air Act of 1990 and National Policy Act of 2005 60% Less Carbon Monoxide 24% Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions 20% Less Nitrogen Oxide
  4. 4. Propane Benefits Minimal cost and change to shop procedures andfacilities Low cost of conversion and infrastructure The ability to maintain a greater range with little loss invehicle space for customers Sustainability of project after grant funding Another key factor with propane was: 90% of U.S. consumption is produced in the U.S.
  5. 5. Our Propane Overview We then decided that it would be best to install ourown propane re-fueling station with the followingreasons in mind Locations currently available http://www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/ Price of buying bulk propane Ease of accessibility
  6. 6.  We began to look for a propane vendor We chose to proceed with Boehlke Bottle Gas We used Boehlke Bottle Gas to aid us in researchingand coming up with a plan for the new site Site Preparations Rules and Regulations Training Requirements
  7. 7.  Site Description 2-1990 Gallon Tanks Clean Fuel USA 2000 Series Meter System Blackmer LPG Pump with a 7.5hp motor Petrovend K-800 with Phoenix software Automatic Changeover Control for CompressedNitrogen Before fueling the site asks for fleet number andodometer
  8. 8. The Conversions Using the Roush Cleantech propane kits Fuel Rails Fuel Lines Tank Removal and Install Reprogramming the Computer We Choose to do the installs with our own personnel Average Install Time of 6-7 hours
  9. 9. Airport Vehicles Currently our Airport Shuttle vans average around100,000 miles a year each We have 47 vans that service Southeastern Wisconsinwith transportation to and from Mitchell Internationaland O’Hare International Airport We Utilize Ford E-350 vans with a 5.4L engine in them We chose to go with used 2009-2010 model year vans Highlights are hardened exhaust valves and valve seatson new Ford vehicles These vans had mileages between 30,000 to 100,000miles when we completed the installs
  10. 10.  Current Fuel mileages on the vans is about 11.1MPGover a sample of 3,187,070 miles. Our current cost of propane is on average less than$2.50 per gallon with all taxes included Our Estimated Return on Investment is less than 5years (This is the case with and without grantfunding).
  11. 11. Buses Commercial and School Current Vehicles in the Fleet 4- 2013 Ford E-450 Micro bird school buses 30P 1- 2013 Ford E-450 Micro bird school bus 18P+1WC 1- 2013 Ford E-450 Commercial Bus 24P Factory Direct Kits Roush Cleantech propane kits
  12. 12. What We Know So Far Fuel Economy is about 21% less than our diesel and gasschool buses with comparable seating ROI or breakeven point on these units is greater than 5years without grant funding Drivers have made the comments that they like thesevehicles because they are not as loud and dirty General Public Needs Education Reliable
  13. 13. The Bumps in The Road Driver adjustments to the propane vehicles Range limits of the vehicles and the adjustments tothem The amount of time it takes to get parts to repair thepropane kit components
  14. 14. Million Dollar Question We have on signed agreements to purchase 10-72P Bluebird school buses 4- Ford E-450 Micro bird school buses 30P 1- Ford E-450 Micro bird school bus 18P+1WC Will the investment pay off…Would we recommend this fuel to others?
  15. 15. Time Will Tell!!!THANK YOUJason EbertGo Riteway Transportation GroupJason.Ebert@goriteway.comwww.goriteway.com

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