California Approves Propane-Powered Trucks

Mar 09, 2010

Fleets across the country can now consider propane as a viable alternative fuel option:

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted certification approval for the ROUSH propane-powered Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups, meaning these alternative fuel vehicles meet the strict emission standards of that state and can now be sold and operated in all 50 states.

With CARB-approval in hand, ROUSH is now allowed to sell ROUSH-built propane-powered Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks in all 50 states. This is valid for the 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 models with the 5.4L V8 engine. ROUSH is currently working towards receiving this same CARB certification for the upcoming 2011 propane-powered Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 passenger and cargo vans launching in the second quarter of 2010.

“We have made a significant investment in our liquid-propane injection technology, and we look forward to helping fleet operators across the country reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs with our propane-powered vehicles. We have more than two hundred 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s in our inventory, so we have plenty of trucks available to meet customer demand,” said Todd Mouw, director of sales & marketing for ROUSH Propane Vehicles.

Future ROUSH plans include converting the Ford E-Series vans to run on propane, as well as the Ford E-450 cutaway with the 6.8L V10 engine. For more information about ROUSH propane offerings, visit http://www.ROUSHperformance.com/propane or call (800) 59-ROUSH.

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