The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has granted certification approval for the ROUSH propane-powered Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups, meaning these alternative fuel vehicles meet the strict emission standards of that state and can now be sold and operated in all 50 states.
CARB is the "clean air agency" in the state and has the stated goals of improving the air quality and reducing the public's exposure to air contaminants. Currently, California is the only state with such a regulatory agency, but several others follow the CARB guidelines (including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York).
With CARB-approval in hand, ROUSH is now allowed to sell ROUSH-built propane-powered Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks in all 50 states. This is valid for the 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 models with the 5.4L V8 engine. ROUSH is currently working towards receiving this same CARB certification for the upcoming 2011 propane-powered Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 passenger and cargo vans launching in the second quarter of 2010.
"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," said Todd Mouw, director of sales & marketing for ROUSH Propane Vehicles.
Future ROUSH plans include converting the Ford E-Series vans to run on propane, as well as the Ford E-450 cutaway with the 6.8L V10 engine. For more information about ROUSH propane offerings, visit www.ROUSHperformance.com/propane or call (800) 59-ROUSH.