Bimbo Bakeries adds 45 autogas vehicles to fleet

December 13, 2016 By    

Bimbo Bakeries USA deployed a fleet of 45 delivery vehicles fueled by propane autogas at its Elkridge, Maryland, facility.

The Maryland Energy Administration awarded the company a $340,000 grant to help fund the vehicles, Ford F-59 trucks, which come equipped with Roush CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems. According to the administration, the vehicles are expected to displace about 190,000 gallons of petroleum annually, with lower up-front costs and minimal impact to operations.

“We are encouraged to see local businesses embracing alternative fuel vehicles, which are vital to reducing our reliance on petroleum,” says Mary Beth Tung, Maryland Energy Administration director. “This commitment from [Bimbo Bakeries USA] is a prime example of the Maryland Clean Cities Coalition in action, featuring partnerships that promote the economy and protects the environment.”

Additionally, Bimbo Bakeries USA installed an on-site fueling station at its Howard County facility in Maryland, which eliminates the need to refill at retail stations, the administration adds. Earlier this year, Bimbo Bakeries USA also deployed 84 Ford F-59 delivery trucks that run on autogas. They are used in Chicago, Denver and Washington, D.C.

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