ROUSH receives CARB cert. for 2010 retrofits

Posted on July 10, 2012

ROUSH CleanTech has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval of its propane autogas fuel system for retrofitting 2010 model year 5.4-liter Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 cargo vans and wagons.

This is the first CARB certification awarded since 2000 for a liquefied petroleum gas retrofit system, and the first CARB certification for any alternative fuel system for retrofit installation on 2010 model year vehicles.

With 2010 model year certification in-hand, ROUSH CleanTech is now pursuing similar retrofit certification for 2009, 2011 and 2012 model years of the same Ford E-series vans and wagons, and E-450 cutaway vehicle platforms.

Known as the “clean air agency” of California, CARB works to improve air quality and reduce public exposure to air contaminants. Their B-series Executive Orders certify alternative fuel retrofit systems for sale in California, although several other states follow CARB guidelines. The number of alternative fuel retrofit certifications awarded has been limited due to stricter regulations implemented in 1994.

In addition to this aftermarket certification, ROUSH CleanTech offers a wide range of CARB certified dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel systems for pre-title installation, which includes applications for Ford F-250 / 350 trucks, Ford E-series vans, Blue Bird Propane-Powered Visions and Micro Bird G5 school buses. The vehicles offer equivalent horsepower, torque and towing capabilities as conventionally fueled counterparts, and clean-burning propane autogas costs 30 to 40 percent less than gasoline.

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