ROUSH CleanTech has developed an extended range fuel tank for the Ford E-450 chassis with 64 usable gallons of propane autogas – a 56 percent boost in the amount of fuel available in the standard 41-usable gallon tank option.
Built on Ford’s 6.8-liter V10 engine, the Ford E-450 with extended range fuel system comes with an extended 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty.
Historically, propane autogas costs up to 40 percent less than gasoline and 50 percent less than diesel. Each of the extended range shuttles will emit about 91,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime compared to conventionally fueled counterparts.
ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-450s are California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency compliant and have completed Federal Transit Administration’s New Model Bus Testing Program (“Altoona Testing”).
Todd Mouw, Roush vice president of sales and marketing, says the company has a backlog of more than 200 orders and will begin shipping the Ford E-450 with the extended range fuel tank option in October.