Propane-Powered F-750s Come Online at LAX

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HACOR Inc., an in-flight airline catering services provider, has deployed seven Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas and equipped with Ford 6.8L V10 engines coupled with ROUSH CleanTech fuel systems.

These new vehicles are being used at LAX, the companies say.

“The versatility and reliability of these propane vehicles allows us to operate our standard delivery and operating methods but with a low emission fuel,” says Jason Lee, general manager of HACOR. The company serves multiple airlines and delivers up to 15,000 airline meals per day out of LAX.

ROUSH CleanTech’s fuel system enables the lowest nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels of any propane engine in class 4-7 vehicles and is 90% cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent heavy-duty engine standard, the company says.

“HACOR’s new propane autogas vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gases, NOx and total hydrocarbon emissions, and virtually eliminate particulate matter,” says Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “They will help to significantly clean up the air around LAX airport.”

The vehicles are now in service and will fuel at existing public propane autogas stations.

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