Ford E-Series Vans, Powered by Propane

Following the introduction of the first propane powered Ford F-250 earlier this year, Roush Performance announced today the introduction of a new line of propane-powered vehicles. The manufacturer will introduce such a system on the E-Series line of vans and will be offering propane-fueled E-150, E-250 and E-350 starting with the first quarter of 2010, with the E-450 Cutaway version to arrive in the fourth quarter.

According to Roush, the vehicles will be able to meet the SULEV II emissions standard. Unfortunately, details about the E-Series vans were not yet released, apart from the fact that the system will be made available for 2009-2012 model year vans, equipped with Ford's 5.4l V8 engine.

The use of the propane system will allow, in some cases, for fleet managers to save some $17,500 per van over a total vehicle life of 150,000 miles in terms of fuel. All the tweaked vans will be covered by a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty. When available, details can be found by accessing this link.

"The response from the fleets to our line of F-150, F-250 and F-350 propane pickups and conversion kits has been outstanding, and their feedback inspired us to develop the complete line of E-Series vans,"
Jack Roush says on the company's blog.

"Many of the fleet managers we have spoken with utilize a tremendous number of vans in the course of their daily business and were looking for the type of cost and environmental advantages that propane offers as a motor fuel. Their desire is what motivated ROUSH to continue to add to our line of propane vehicles.”


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