Although the California Air Resources Board (CARB), appears to be anti-corn-based ethanol (the EPA has just determined that corn ethanol has a greenhouse emission reduction value of 21 percent as compared to conventional gasoline) they have just given support to another alternative fuel – propane. ROUSH has just announced that CARB has granted certification approval for their propane-powered Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups. Now that the fuel meets the strict emission standards of the sate of California, the vehicle will be able to be sold and operated in all 50 states.
Todd Mouw, director of sales & marketing for ROUSH Propane Vehicles noted, “We have made a significant investment in our liquid-propane injection technology, and we look forward to helping fleet operators across the country reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs with our propane-powered vehicles. We have more than two hundred 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s in our inventory, so we have plenty of trucks available to meet customer demand.”
With CARB’s approval, ROUSH is now allowed to sell their 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 models with the 5.4L V8 engine. The company is also working towards receving the same certification for the upcoming 2011 propane-powered Ford E-150, E-250, E-350 passenger and cargo vans that will launch in the 2nd quarter of this year. In addition, ROUSH has plans to convert the Ford E-450 cutaway with the 6.8L V10 engine as well.