Midwest Roofing and Construction in Dodgeville, Wisc., expects to save some $5,000 per year on fuel costs after converting its 2012 Ford F150 to propane autogas. Wisconsin propane retailer Charter Fuels facilitated the vehicle conversion, fuel supply, and safety training as part of the national Alliance AutoGas network.
“The first month after the truck was converted to run on propane autogas, we used 354 gallons and saved somewhere between $400-500 on fuel,” Midwest Roofing and Construction owner Josh Fowler says in an Alliance release. “Now that we’ve been running the truck for a while, we’ve used more than 800 gallons of autogas and saved around $1,200.
“The truck is used to pull large loads, and we have been pleased with the reliable performance and towing capacity since switching to autogas.”
“Eighteen million vehicles globally are already reaping the benefits of running on autogas, but only a fraction of those are in the U.S.,” says Josh Budworth of Charter Fuels. “It’s our mission to put more of these clean propane vehicles on American roads and help fleets cut their fuel budgets in the process.”
Charter Fuels helps Midwest fleets switch to autogas through the Alliance AutoGas complete program, which includes vehicle conversions, installation of a fueling station at the fleet base, data integration for fuel management systems, operational and safety training and ongoing technical support. Alliance financing options also make it possible for fleets to make the switch to autogas at no upfront cost.
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Source: Alliance AutoGas release