ROUSH CleanTech, a Michigan company that manufactures and installs propane autogas and compressed natural gas fuel systems for commercial vehicles, plans to add an electric option to its offerings.
ROUSH’s new electric model, unveiled at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, is built on the Ford F-650 chassis. It will have a lithium-ion battery system rated at up to 225 kWh and 700 volts, and an AC permanent magnet motor offering continuous power of 150 kW (200 hp) and peak power of 250 kW (335 hp). Depending on the vehicle’s weight, the range will be up to 120 miles.
The company is participating in Ford’s eQVM process to become an Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier for electrified powertrains for commercial vehicles.
“An electric battery option for medium-duty trucks and buses is a great fit, as there is increasing demand in this GVWR range, with very few OEM solutions,” said ROUSH President Todd Mouw. “This builds from our robust foundation already in place that supports more than 1,200 customers and 19,000 propane and natural gas units on the road.”
Source: ROUSH CleanTech