Roush announces new vehicle engineering division

Oct. 27, 2010
Roush CleanTech debuts as a new propane-fueled vehicle engineering company at 2010 Green Fleet Expo

Roush, a product design, engineering, testing and manufacturing company, announced the establishment of a new brand – Roush CleanTech, an environmentally-sound company aiming to provide clean, “green” transportation fueled by propane and other alternative fuel options.

Roush CleanTech aims to increase the intensity of the corporate investment Roush has already made in liquid propane injection powered vehicles, while expediting new products to the market and putting more clean-fueled vehicles on roads worldwide. Products currently in development include Ford F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-53 / F-59 strip chassis, all with a 6.8L, V-10 propane engine.

“For more than 35 years the Roush brand has developed experience in OEM-level automotive engineering, design, manufacturing, certification and assembly,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales & marketing. “The formation of ROUSH CleanTech, blends our corporate talents into delivering product into the alternative fuels landscape. Our focus is on three key areas: providing the very best in quality, performance, and service for our customers.”

“More than 14 million vehicles around the globe operate on propane, but in the United States that figure is fewer than 300,000,” said Mouw. “Roush CleanTech’s existing lineup of liquid propane injection powered vehicles, including several models of Ford F-series pickups and E-series vans, and future product offerings will revolutionize the way people view alternatively-fueled modes of transportation.”

"Already the third most widely used fuel, it is available 'right here, right now' with a national infrastructure already in place,” said Thompson. “Propane plays a strong role in lowering our national dependence on imported oil, as 90 percent of the propane used today comes from domestic sources of production, and an additional 7 percent from Canada."

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