“Accubuilt likes to stay on the cutting edge of technology and what consumers are asking for,” said Greg Corona, Accubuilt President and CEO. “We are a leader in a number of niches in which we serve and we can see alternative fuel sources as something people want. We know we would be the most qualified supplier to provide this type of solution, so it made sense for us to pursue it.”
According to Joe Thompson, ROUSH® Performance Vice President and General Manager, “Propane is the third most common engine fuel behind gasoline and diesel, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 19% and more than 97% is produced in North America. There are over 2,500 public propane fueling stations in the U.S. today and in most cases fleet users will have fueling infrastructure installed at their place of business to support their fueling needs. Considering the available tax credits, rebates and lower fuel price, propane offers a strong financial benefit to the user in addition to the environmental benefit. We’ve taken an OEM approach to the quality of design, engineering, testing and production of our propane systems. All of our systems will be fully certified by the EPA and CARB,” Thompson added.
As part of the arrangement, Accubuilt will develop and maintain a network of qualified installers to take care of customers nationwide. Accubuilt and ROUSH® will qualify the installation locations to OEM standards and will warranty installation with the same coverage as the original vehicle. The first installations are planned for the fourth quarter of 2009.
For additional details about the Accubuilt commercial mobility and shuttle vans, or to learn more about the ROUSH® propane conversion opportunities, visit booth 115 at the BusCon Show at Navy Pier in Chicago on September 15 and 16.
Accubuilt, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of Luxury Limousines, Extended Sedans, Funeral Vehicles, Mobility Vans, and Custom Trucks and Vans with manufacturing facilities in Lima, Ohio; Springfield, Missouri; and Elkhart, Indiana.
The Company’s specialty vehicle offerings are certified and approved by the Cadillac Master Coachbuilder program, Lincoln Quality Vehicle Manufacturer program, Ford Truck Quality Program and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. For more information on Accubuilt, Inc. and its extensive vehicle offerings, please visit
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