Texas Town to Slash Fuel Costs with 11 Autogas Vehicles
The City of Temple, Texas has taken advantage of federal stimulus money to add 11 new propane-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles to its fleet. The city operates a mix of Chevy Tahoe and Ford Crown Victoria sedans and pickups, says CleanFuel USA. The total is 16, says Temple fleet services boss Sam Weed.
The city publicized an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant of approximately $99,500 last year. It estimates that each propane autogas vehicle will save between $2,500 and $3,000 in fuel costs.
“Propane autogas fits our Sustainability Management Plan perfectly since the fuel offers substantial savings and allows us to operate a cleaner fleet with a domestically produced alternative,” Temple sustainability and grant manager Ashley Williams said in a CleanFuel USA release.
“CleanFuel USA has been an essential propane autogas partner,” Williams said, “from implementing our station to converting our vehicles.”
Last year Temple converted five fleet vehicles to run on this domestically produced alternative fuel and installed an onsite fueling station.
Texas State Technical College serves as the lead grantee of the ARRA funds.
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Source: CleanFuel USA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up