New Autogas fuel system available for the 2018 Ford E-350
The Ford E-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway offers public transit agencies a smaller Autogas vehicle option for servicing routes with fewer customers. The Autogas Ford E-350 cutaway, whose fuel system has been developed by ROUSH CleanTech, will be available in 2018, with deliveries beginning by late spring.
“We have well over 1,000 Ford E-450 Autogas cutaways operating in transit fleets across the nation,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “But, for agencies looking for a smaller, lighter vehicle with our innovative LPG technology that maintains the original base Ford warranty, they can choose the Ford E-350.”
In addition to transit shuttles, the Autogas Ford E-350 cutaway is well suited for Type A school buses and delivery trucks in markets such as food and beverage, and parcel. The vehicles maintain the same horsepower, torque and towing capacity as their Ford gasoline-fuelled counterparts, and are powered by a Ford 6.8L V10 2-valve engine. They will be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) and compliant with heavy-duty onboard diagnostics.
Each of the extended-range shuttles will emit about 90,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime compared to gasoline counterparts. In the United States, Autogas costs up to 40% less than gasoline and 50% less than diesel, and reduces maintenance costs due to its clean-burning properties. For more information, please check this link.