Roush IndustriesDesign and commercialization of a series of Ford vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

Engineering Analysis of Aftermarket Tank Installation (Docket 16144) — $16,360
Roush Multi-year/Multi-model Propane Engine Fuel Program (Docket 15494) — $4,760,725
Development of Propane Light Duty Vehicle (Docket 11942) — $1,059,410

Challenge Propane autogas is a low-carbon alternative fuel that produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel and gasoline. Substantial increases in the cost of traditional fuels and growing interest in reducing vehicle emissions has encouraged commercial and public fleet operators to look for a reliable, cost-effective alternative with lower emissions. Recognizing this opportunity, Roush Industries partnered with PERC to commercialize a series of vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

Partnership with PERCPERC supported Roush in the development and commercialization of liquid propane autogas injection systems for F-150 and F-250 trucks and E-250 vans to bring the benefits of propane autogas to vehicle fleets. The F-150, F-250, and E-250 vehicles with a propane autogas fuel system deliver the same horsepower, torque, and towing capacity of gasoline-powered models with lower emissions.

Through a multiyear partnership with PERC, Roush developed a dedicated liquid propane autogas injection system, conducted vehicle performance and safety testing, achieved emissions certification, and launched the vehicles through Ford’s network of fleet dealers. To encourage the adoption of Roush’s vehicles fueled by propane autogas, PERC and Roush drove the F-250 pickup through America’s heartland in a demonstration tour.

Result Roush’s vehicles fueled by propane autogas and liquid propane autogas injection systems are now available for purchase, offering fleet managers a reliable way to reduce operating costs and lower emissions. The success of these vehicles has enabled Roush to add the Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 truck series and the Ford E-150, E-350, and E-450 cargo, passenger, and cutaway van series to its lineup of vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

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  • Liquid propane autogas injection systems now available on most E- and F-series Ford vehicles.
  • Equivalent horsepower, torque, and towing capacity to gasoline versions.
  • Emits up to 18 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar gasoline models.
  • Complies with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Fire Protection Association safety regulations.
  • Complies with Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions certification requirements.

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