OTTAWA, June 30, 2011 /CNW/ - "The propane industry congratulates both
Transport Canada and ROUSH for their collaborative effort under the
ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles (eTV) program, which tested a propane
fuelled Ford E-150 van ", says Jim Facette, President and CEO of the
Canadian Propane Association (CPA).
The tests support the industry's position that propane is a clean, cost
effective and sustainable option when considering sustainable energy
alternatives. In this specific case, the medium-duty propane vehicle
tested had CO2 emissions reductions of 11%, compared to gasoline, based
on combined city/highway emissions results.
The eTV program was a four-year (2007-2011), $15 million, non-regulatory
initiative that supported the introduction of clean advanced passenger
vehicle technologies in Canada. Such programs are important if Canada
is to be a leader in sustainable energy alternatives in transportation.
"This is a perfect example of how advancement in propane energy
solutions will contribute to greener technology options in the future",
continues Mr. Facette, "while supporting the industry's efforts to have
propane be included in Canada's sustainable energy strategy."
About the Canadian Propane Association
With over 400 members, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the
national voice of the Canadian propane industry, a multi-billion dollar
industry that impacts the livelihood of tens of thousands of Canadians.
Propane is available, affordable, versatile and will contribute to
Canada's Clean Air Agenda. Propane is also considered an alternative
fuel by both the federal and provincial governments and it plays an
important role in contributing to the development of new clean
technologies in the transportation sector.
SOURCE CANADIAN PROPANE ASSOCIATION
For further information:
Director of Communications
Canadian Propane Association