Detroit Public Schools this fall will debut 35 new school buses fueled by propane autogas, which reduces carbon emissions and is produced domestically, officials announced today.
The buses will use Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co.’s 6.8-liter, V-10 engine with liquid propane autogas. The propane burns 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, 60 percent less carbon monoxide, and up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline.
The buses have more than 360 horsepower and produce nearly 460 pounds of torque.
Detroit Public Schools’ transportation provider, ABC Student Transportation, will implement the buses in the upcoming school year.