Ford E-450 DRW Cutaway

e450The ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system is a smart investment for your 2012 and newer Ford E-450 DRW dual rear wheel cutaway. This clean-burning vehicle lowers operating costs and emissions while providing superior performance. You’ll appreciate the zero loss in horsepower, torque and towing capacity of this vehicle, and see significant savings on fuel and maintenance costs.

How to Order

Retrofit a Vehicle You Already Own

If you’ve bought a 2012 or newer Ford E-450 DRW cutaway van, you can convert your vehicle and begin saving immediately by installing a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane fuel system in your 6.8-liter V10 configuration. These retrofit systems can be installed at any one of our conveniently located ROUSH CleanTech authorized installation centers.

The 41-gallon propane tank of the Ford E-450 DRW cutaway, which replaces the aft of rear axle gasoline tank, gives you plenty of range between fueling. The fuel tank’s location also means conversion doesn’t affect Ford body specs, so any upfitter body applications can be installed without modification. For ordering information and price, please call 800.59.ROUSH or contact one of our authorized dealers.

Order a New Vehicle

To buy a new Ford E-450 DRW cutaway van fueled by propane autogas and installed by an authorized Ford Ship-Thru facility:

  • Order your vehicle from an authorized ROUSH CleanTech Ford Dealership
  • Include the gaseous fuel (LPG / CNG) prep package code: 91G
  • Include the ROUSH CleanTech ship-thru code: 31S D9D

Or, contact one of our authorized installation partners:

  • A-1 Auto Electric
  • Transfer Flow Inc.
  • Green Alternative Systems
  • Knapheide
  • Manning Equipment
  • National Fleet Services
  • Dejana
  • North American Equipment Upfitters
  • W.W. Williams

After your dealer places the order with Ford, the vehicle will be built and shipped from the assembly line to one of the authorized ship-thru facilities. It is then placed back in Ford’s transportation system for faster vehicle delivery.


Operating Costs: Reduced

Propane autogas vehicles are known for their extended engine life and reduced maintenance costs compared to gasoline vehicles. Propane’s higher octane rating and lower carbon and oil contamination rate not only helps you to save our ‘green’ environment, but saves you ‘green’ at the bank, too. Check out this Savings Calculator that lets you know how much you could save by switching to propane today.

Emissions: Reduced

As little as one gallon of spilled gasoline can quickly contaminate groundwater above drinking water health advisory levels. Propane, on the other hand, is not a groundwater contaminat. Fueling with nontoxic propane autogas means operating on a safer, cleaner fuel that produces:

  • 20 percent less nitrogen oxide
  • 60 percent less carbon monoxide
  • Up to 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Fewer particulate emissions

Visit the Propane Page for more details on environmental benefits.

Performance: Identical

The Ford E-450 DRW cutaway van equipped with the ROUSH CleanTech propane fuel system provides the same great performance, horsepower, torque and towing capacity as the gasoline powered counterpart. In any altitude or extreme weather condition, you can depend on this fleet vehicle to provide reliability and performance.

Warranty: Identical

ROUSH CleanTech maintains the factory Ford 5-year / 60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty on vehicles equipped with the liquid propane autogas system. The ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system is covered by a limited 1-year / 12,000-mile warranty when installed on a truck that is no longer covered by the Ford factory warranty.

Serviceability: Identical

This vehicle can be easily serviced using any standard Ford diagnostic equipment. With a growing network of service centers around the country, and the ability to send technicians out to train mechanics in the service requirements of these vehicles, there is bound to be a service center near you. To find a dealer, visit the Dealer Locator, or call 800.59.ROUSH.

Corporate Benefits

By incorporating propane autogas Ford E-450 DRW cutaway vans into your fleet, you will be helping America achieve energy independence because this alternative fuel source is domestically produced. Converting your fleet to propane autogas will also help your company to turn a greater profit by saving you on the bottom line costs of fuel and maintenance. You will increase customer loyalty because your customers will appreciate you providing them with a more environmentally responsible way to receive your products or services.

Tax Incentives

A tax incentive is available for alternative fuel that is sold for use or used as a fuel to operate a motor vehicle. Retroactive to January 1, 2015, the credits are extended through December 31, 2016.


The tax credits consist of:

  • A $.50 per gallon excise tax credit for 2015.
  • A $.36 per gallon excise tax credit for 2016. The reduction for 2016 reflects an updated energy content calculation of excise tax.
  • A fueling infrastructure credit for up to 30 percent of installation costs, not to exceed $30,000.

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Energy‘s website.

System Overview

The components of your new 41-gallon propane tank are all designed to fit within the same mounting points of the existing aft-of-rear axle gasoline tank. This location, designed so that it doesn’t interfere with Ford body specs, means other upfitter installations are possible. The system can be broken down into a few primary assemblies:
Fuel Rail Assembly
  • Fuel Rail
  • Fuel Injectors
  • Injection Pressure / Temperature Sensor
Fuel Line Assembly
  • Fuel Lines
  • Flow Control Solenoid
Fuel Tank Assembly
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Pump
  • Fuel Level Sensor
Recalibration of Ford Powertrain Control System
  • Calibration
  • Wiring Harness

For more information on propane autogas fuel system engineering click here.

Technical Specifications

Model Year: 2012 – NEWER
Engine Size: 6.8L V10
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Rear Axle: Dual Rear Wheel
Body Configurations: Cutaway (Body Code E45 and E4F)
Trim: All applications
GVWR: 14,500 lbs
Length: 261.1”
Width: 94.9″
Height: 80”
Weight: 14,500 lbs (GVWR)
Wheelbase: 158” / 176” / 186″ / 190″ / 208″
Passenger Capacity: 1 or 2
EPA: Yes
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Download 2015 Certificate Here
Download 2016 Certificate Here
CARB*: Yes
Download 2012 Certificate Here
Download 2013 Certificate Here
Download 2014 Certificate Here
Download 2015 Certificate Here
Download 2016 Certificate Here
Altoona: Yes
Aft Rear-Axle Tank
Gallon Capacity (80%): 41
Dimensions: 39”  (length)
42”  (width)
16”  (height)
Assembled Weight: 340 lbs.
Extended Rear-Axle Tank
Gallon Capacity (80%): 64
Dimensions: 53”  (length)
42”  (width)
16”  (height)
Assembled Weight: 508 lbs.

Parts Included In System

  • Stainless steel fuel lines
  • Fuel rail assembly
  • Fuel injectors
  • Fuel tank
  • Recalibrated PCM (Powertrain Control Module)
Other Information
Warranty: ROUSH CleanTech Service Section
Installation Instructions: ROUSH CleanTech Service Section

* = Check with your specific state regulations to determine requirements, or call 800.59.ROUSH