Propane Injected Ford F-250 Goes on a Tour
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"Our goal at Ferrellgas is to promote the use of propane as a certified green fuel, as an excellent way for vehicle and machine fleets to curb emissions and as a great way for fleet owners to lower vehicle expenses while receiving significant tax incentives," Wambold said.
The car was first shown to the public in January, at the 2009 International Builders' Show. The propane powered truck comes with a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, or as a separate kit to fit the standard truck. The kit will be sold for $7,995 and qualified for a federal tax credit of $5,000.
Roush says the modifications brought to the truck will not take their toll on the vehicle's performances. The F250 will not lose horsepower, torque or towing capacity, and the vehicle will receive all federal, CARB and Canadian certifications.
Ferrellgas, a propane gas solutions provider, will take the car on several other tours this summer. The company is trying to raise awareness on the economic and environmental benefits of using propane as a motor fuel.
Today, propane powers around 10 million vehicles worldwide. According to theautochannel.com quoting a Propane Education & Research Council study, operating costs typically range from 5 percent to 30 percent less than those of a gasoline-powered fleet, and, on average, create 20 percent less nitrogen oxides, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide and fewer particulate emissions.
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