FORD MOTOR CO. is testing propane-powered Excursion sport/utility vehicles (SUVs). Twenty companies nationwide will test the SUV for a year of fleet use. Ford built the 24 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Excursions, equipped with the Triton 6.8L SOHC V-10, to test emission-control technology and determine if there is market demand for such an SUV. Equipped with two fuel tanks with a total capacity of nearly 40 gallons (182L), the LPG-powered Excursion has a range of about 250 miles (402 km), ...

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