ROUSH CleanTech Expands into Electric Vehicle Market


Michigan-based ROUSH CleanTech has unveiled its newest carbon footprint-friendly vehicle, an all-electric Ford F-650. The company, whose technology portfolio includes propane autogas and compressed natural gas, has now expanded into the electric vehicle (EV) market.

Built on the Ford F-650 chassis, the new fully electric vehicles will have a lithium-ion battery system of up to 225 kWh and 700 V. Depending on the vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating, the average range will be up to 120 miles with a top speed of 75 mph. The AC permanent magnet motor will have a continuous-rated power of 150 kW (200 hp) with a peak-rated power of 250 kW (335 hp).

“An electric battery option for medium-duty trucks and buses is a great fit, as there is increasing demand in this gross vehicle weight range with very few OEM solutions,” says Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “This builds from our robust foundation already in place at ROUSH CleanTech that supports more than 1,200 customers and 19,000 propane and natural gas units on the road.”

The company notes it is currently participating in Ford’s eQVM process to become an Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier for electrified powertrains for commercial vehicles.

“We are excited to leverage the company’s product development, supply chain, manufacturing and customer service expertise to support the expected growth in the medium-duty electric vehicle market,” adds Mouw.

ROUSH CleanTech launched its new electric model at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
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