New Jack Roush Venture, CleanTech, Drives Propane Vehicle Power
October 2010, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Motorsport legend Jack Roush is bringing his trackside know-how to the alternative fuels market with a new venture called Roush CleanTech, that will develop and market liquid propane injection powered vehicles.
Roush CleanTech already has several products in development, including Ford F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-53 / F-59 strip chassis, powered by 6.8-liter, V10, propane engines.
"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. "Today we announce the formation of Roush CleanTech, which 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," continued 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."
According to Joe Thompson, the president of ROUSH CleanTech, propane offers a variety of advantages. "Propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, with up to 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide, 24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and fewer particulate emissions when compared to gasoline," said Thompson. "Already the third most widely used fuel, it is available 'right here, right now' with a national infrastructure already in place. 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."
For more info: Roush CleanTech.