Roush Update: ROUSH CleanTech recently announced the development of a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis. This platform will meet the growing demand among fleet managers for a propane autogas-fueled, medium-duty chassis for bobtail and box truck applications.
“Ford places great value on being a leader in the truck market by building reliable vehicles that consistently outperform competitors,” says Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “Now fleet managers can purchase an F-750 that not only costs less initially, but also saves money at the pump and uses a clean-operating, American-made fuel.”
The Ford F-750 base model comes with a 50-usable-gallon fuel tank, located on the driver side for ease of fueling. An extended tank option is available for those in need of more mileage.
Victory Propane, a propane supplier in Michigan, is one of the first in line to purchase the new Ford F-750. “Victory Propane already has 25 Ford F-650s equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech fuel system,” said Gregg Falberg, president of Victory Propane. “We will increase our propane autogas fleet with ROUSH’s first two Ford F-750s, and 13 more have been ordered.”
Each propane autogas-fueled truck equipped with ROUSH CleanTech’s Ford F-750 fuel system will emit about 120,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime compared to conventionally fueled counterparts.
In addition to reducing the emissions of harmful greenhouse gases, fleet managers can also anticipate fuel savings as propane autogas costs up to 40 percent less than gasoline and 50 percent less than diesel.
Built on Ford’s 6.8L V10 engine, vehicles with ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-750 technology meet stringent Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification requirements.