ROUSH CleanTech Begins Production of New Gen 5 Propane Fuel System
The milestone comes as the advanced clean transportation company celebrates its 10th anniversary
LIVONIA, MICH. (Oct. 21, 2020) — ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of advanced clean mobility solutions, began production of its Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system last month. The company’s innovative propane autogas technology integrates Ford’s new 7.3L V8 engine in Class 3-7 chassis.
“ROUSH CleanTech continues a 10-year journey of investing in new technology development with our Gen 5 propane fuel system,” said Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “Our engineers have been working extensively to ensure that our propane fuel system marries seamlessly with the new Ford engine to give our fleet customers the best product on the market.”
Ford’s new 7.3L engine is compact, durable and easy to maintain. It is narrower than the previous 6.8L, allowing it to fit into multiple vehicle chassis and be serviced with similar automotive parts across each chassis. Innovations for the Gen 5 propane fuel system include stronger and lighter forged fuel rails and a support bracket that keeps the engine fuel distribution well organized.
The engine is designed to meet current and future emissions requirements. ROUSH CleanTech’s Gen 5 is certified to California Air Resources Board’s optional low nitrogen oxide emissions standard of 0.05 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-hr). The Gen 5 system reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps optimize fuel efficiency, and can operate on renewable propane, which further reduces emissions and carbon intensity values.
Propane is a popular alternative fuel for commercial fleets due to the domestic fuel’s reduced costs and emissions. “The new propane fuel system from ROUSH CleanTech is a prime example of the growing success of the propane autogas vehicle market,” said Tucker Perkins, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council. “With propane autogas, fleets can lower their operating costs by 40 to 50 percent while helping their communities cut harmful emissions.”
As ROUSH CleanTech marks its 10-year anniversary, it continues to be at the forefront of clean technology with its new Gen 5 system. The company has designed, engineered, manufactured and installed advanced clean fuel systems since 2010, selling more than 37,000 vehicles across the United States and Canada.
“We have a decade of customers operating over 20,000 propane vehicles, and we won’t leave them behind,” Mouw said. “We will continue to support our propane vehicles with 6.8L engines through our in-house customer service and hundreds of service centers across the nation.”
The Gen 5 propane fuel system is now available.
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About ROUSH CleanTech: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of advanced clean transportation solutions, is a division of the global engineering company Roush Enterprises. ROUSH CleanTech develops propane autogas and electric propulsion technology for medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles and school buses. With more than 37,000 vehicles on the road, the Livonia, Michigan-based company delivers economical, emissions-reducing options for fleets across North America. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.