North Carolina Public Transit Fleet Switches Ten Vans to Propane
The Rowan County Transit System in North Carolina has converted ten public transportation vans to propane operation through Alliance AutoGas, the organization reports.
“Bottom line, I would rather have an American-made product and buy American-made fuel than send money overseas by continuing to rely on gasoline,” transit director Gary Price says in an alliance release.
Alliance AutoGas converted the Rowan County fleet vehicles to run on propane autogas and also installed an autogas fuel pump at the fleet’s home base.
Savings of $1.80 Per Gallon
“Switching to propane autogas was viable for our fleet because we’re able to use the fuel cost savings to pay for any initial conversion cost,” Price said. “The Alliance program is a total package – they set us up with everything and gave us all the information we needed, from financing to fueling.”
The Alliance says that U.S. fleets running on propane save around $1.80 per gallon versus gasoline “and because autogas is cleaner burning, these vehicles also spend less money on maintenance.”
Alliance AutoGas recently reported that its number of propane fueling installation now exceeds 600 (F&F, June 21).
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Source: Alliance AutoGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up