Propane Ford E-450 cutaways receive EPA, CARB approval

March 10, 2011 By    

The first shipment of Roush CleanTech’s new propane fuel system for Ford E-450 cutaway vans, which have received certification by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for sale in all 50 states, was made in February. Southern California-based AvcoGas Propane Sales and Service, a Roush CleanTech-certified propane autogas conversion center, delivered the vehicles to Marquez & Marquez Foods, a manufacturer and deliverer of corn chips and snacks, located in South Gate, Calif. According to Roush, AvcoGas’ initial shipment of 25 units will displace more than 550,000 gallons of gasoline and more than 2.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide over the life of the vans. The fuel system is available for 2010 and 2011 model years equipped with the 6.8-liter V10 engine and 158-inch or 176-inch wheelbase vehicles. The system’s fuel tank carries a usable capacity of 41 gallons and sits aft of the rear axle, in the same location as Ford’s gasoline tank.

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