LIVONIA, Mich. – ROUSH® has long been considered as Detroit’s foremost Tier 1 advanced powertrain engineering company and well known for producing massive horsepower from gasoline engines. Now this same company has turned their resources towards helping fleet customers save money and reduce greenhouse gasses by utilizing propane as a fuel.
Hot on the heels of the successful launch of the ROUSH® Liquid Propane Injected F-150, a fully-assembled and government-certified pickup truck, comes news that the company is offering a full conversion kit to transform any 2007.5 or 2008 gasoline-powered 5.4 liter, V8 engine into one that runs on propane with no loss of horsepower, torque or towing capacity.
With an estimated eight-hour install time, fleet customers can be collecting the benefits of using propane – lower fuel pricing per gallon and much lower emissions. This ROUSH® Liquid Propane Injection Kit will be available in September through Ford dealers and fleet companies and has a suggested retail price of $8,595.00. And with propane costing up to $1.35 less per gallon on average than gasoline, it won’t take long for the ROUSH® propane conversion kit to pay for itself – and that’s before the tax credits are taken into account for using propane as an alternative fuel.
The complete conversion kit includes a new fuel tank with multi-valve fuel pump, stainless steel fuel lines, billet aluminum fuel rails, an upgraded custom ROUSH® PCM calibration, and all necessary wiring, hardware and instructions for install.
"The propane infrastructure is already well-entrenched and within just a few hours a customer can convert their F-150 pickup to run on this affordable alternative fuel," said Jack Roush. "Once installed, they will notice no difference in the way the truck runs, the power or payload capacity, yet they can reap the benefits of a lower fuel cost and reduced emissions, both topics that are at the top of mind for fleet owners."
According to research provided by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), propane is the most widely-used alternative fuel today, with more than 10 million vehicles around the world using it as a fuel. Operating costs typically range from five to 30 percent less than those of a gasoline-powered fleet, and on average create 20 percent less nitrous oxide, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide and fewer particulate emissions.
Based in Livonia, Mich., "The Art of Performance Engineering" takes place at ROUSH® Performance. To get a look behind the scenes at what goes on at ROUSH® and how the vehicles are designed, manufactured and produced logon to . In addition to the Stage 1TM, Stage 2TM and Stage 3TM Ford Mustang and F-150 styling, handling and performance upgrades, a complete line of performance parts and crate engines are offered. For more information see your local ROUSH® dealer, visit or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH.