Monday, June 6, 2011

Gresham Ford partners with Roush and Ford Motor Company to provide Propane Powered Vehicles to Oregon Fleets

Gresham Ford is excited to be the newest Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities member. We appreciate the primary objective of promoting the use of domestically produced alternative transportation fuels like propane. We have recently partnered with Roush and Ford Motor Company to offer propane powered vehicles to Oregon and Washington. With over 15 million propane powered vehicles on the road worldwide and convenient filling stations, we now know that propane reduces maintenance costs, operating costs, and the emissions created by your fleet. Liquid propane injection systems offer equivalent horsepower, torque, and towing capacity as their gasoline-fueled counterparts.

Federal incentives and state tax credits are available for infrastructure, vehicle purchase and conversion as well as fuel. The 50-cent-per-gallon alternative fuel tax credit partnered with the consistently lower price of propane compared to gas and diesel provides many reasons to convert your fleet to propane.
     We are also very excited about the prospects provided by the Propane Act of 2011The Propane Act seeks to extend for five years the Federal Alternative Fuel Tax Credits for Propane Used as a Motor Fuel, Propane Vehicles and Propane Refueling infrastructure.  Propane autogas is a clean, reliable, and viable domestically produced alternative fuel.  The Northwest community is a strong supporter of green policy and is looking forward to utilizing these incentives once they are entered into law.  Originally the 2005 Energy and Highway Bills established significant tax incentives for propane autogas to stimulate its use in motor vehicles.  These bills have accomplished their purpose.  Roush Propane in partnership with Oregon Ford Dealerships like Gresham Ford have provided these vehicles to a multitude of fleets that are elated about their results. 

Please contact me directly with your questions at 503.489.1605. If you would like to set a short appointment to tour your fleet I would be able to provide a customized proposal to outline the specific savings and tax credits for your business.
Annette Wetzel-Ramirez
Municipal/Commercial Fleet Manager
Gresham Ford
1940 East Powell Blvd
Gresham, OR 97080
Office 503.489.1605
Fax 503.665.0497
Awarded the State of Oregon Contract #0434 for ALL FORD vehicles