Williamson County Fleet Placement Touted by Propane Research Council of Texas
Williamson County in central Texas expects to save $73,000 per year on fuel by running fleet vehicles on propane autogas, the Propane Council of Texas reports.
Williamson County began converting vehicles to autogas in 2009, ProCoT says, and now operates 36 clean vehicles across nine departments, including emergency medical services, the Williamson County Constables, and the Parks Department.
The three dozen Williamson County propane vehicles include eight with dedicated-autogas fuel systems and 26 with bi-fuel propane-gasoline installations. “Fleets can easily and inexpensively convert existing vehicles to autogas with a dual-fuel system that provides both extended vehicle range and peace of mind for drivers,” states a ProCoT release.
Propane Fueling Infrastructure Is Cheaper than CNG’s
The Texas Department of Transportation and 75 school districts across the state operate propane vehicles. There are more than 700 autogas fueling stations in Texas. Williamson County has built six.
“Many fleets install their own on-site autogas fueling stations at a fraction of the cost of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station,” ProCoT says.
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Source: Propane Research Council of Texas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up