The propane industry, food and beverage distributors, logistics companies, tree servicing companies and public utilities are just a few examples of fleets to benefit from the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford F-650 chassis cab fuel system.
ROUSH CleanTech is now taking orders for the new multipurpose Ford F-650 propane autogas fuel system, with production beginning in October.
Offered in two tank size configurations, the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems fill growing demand for heavier duty platforms. For trucks equipped with non-skirted bodies, a fuel tank package will provide a sizeable 80-usable-gallon fuel capacity. A fuel tank package for skirted bodies will feature approximately 45 usable gallons. The dual saddle” tank design features a single refueling point, replacing the gasoline tank location.
Heavier duty vehicles get lower fuel economy than their lighter-duty counterparts, which makes controlling fuel costs a major concern for fleet managers. Domestically produced propane autogas offers fuel savings while delivering cleaner emissions. Historically, propane autogas costs up to 40 percent less than gasoline and about 50 percent less than diesel. Federal tax credits provide an additional $.50 per gallon savings. Operating on propane autogas instead of diesel also removes the complexity and cost of diesel exhaust fluid and other after-treatment measures, which can accelerate return on investment and cut operating costs. Over a 200,000-mile life cycle, a typical fleet can expect to see fuel cost savings of $50,000 or more by operating a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas Ford F-650.
A Tier 1 supplier, ROUSH CleanTech is the first and only Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) manufacturer offering dedicated propane autogas fuel systems. With up to 30,000 gross vehicle weight rating, the propane autogas Ford F-650 delivers the same horsepower, torque and towing as the gasoline fueled model available from Ford. It fulfills California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency certifications.
Ford warranty remains intact when installing fuel systems from manufacturers with the Ford QVM designation.