Propane Fueling Popular F-150s

John Davis

roushf150A Northern New York State auto dealer has become the exclusive installation center of ROUSH Liquid Propane Injection systems in Ford trucks and vans in the Northeastern United States.

This press release from Ferrario Ford in Elmira, NY says it expects to convert thousands of Ford vehicles, especially the very popular F-150 and F-250 models of trucks:

With the introduction of the ROUSH Liquid Propane Injection system for the Ford F-150, ROUSH Performance has instantly become the leading supplier of Alternative Fuel Vehicles of this type. Ferrario Ford is performing F-150 upgrades now, and will begin production of the F-250 and Econoline models later in 2009.

“Every ROUSH Propane Vehicle is one less burning imported gasoline or diesel,” said Don Ferrario. “Although derived from petroleum, over 90% of propane is sourced in the U.S., with an additional 7% from Canada. Individuals, businesses, and municipalities can now purchase a no-compromise vehicle that burns virtually no imported oil.”

Selection as the Northeast U.S. installation center will be a great economic boost for Elmira, NY. Over the next few years, Ferrario anticipates upfitting several thousand Ford trucks. Customers may purchase a completed unit from Ferrario, or work with their local Ford Dealer to send a vehicle to Ferrario for upfit. Ferrario Ford is the ROUSH Propane installation center for customers in CT, D.C., MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, PA, VT, and WV.

Those who convert their F-150 to propane get a federal tax credit of $2,500 and $5,000 for F-250 and Econoline models. In addition, vehicles that burn propane get a 50-cents-a-gallon tax credit. Ferrario says drivers could see up to $2,000 a year in fuel cost savings.