U.S. EPA Nod for Ford and Dodge Propane Autogas Conversions
North Carolina-based Alliance AutoGas reports U.S. EPA certifications of Blossman Services conversions of Ford and Dodge vehicles to propane autogas-gasoline bi-fuel operation.
Specifically of interest to U.S. law enforcement fleets are certifications of the Ford Explorer and Taurus Police Interceptors, and the Charger Pursuit, Alliance AutoGas says.
The certifications cover
- Ford Taurus Interceptor with 3.5-liter engine (2013, 2014, 2015),
- Ford Explorer Interceptor 3.5- and 3.7-liter engines (2013, 20144, 2015, 2016),
- Dodge Charger with 3.6-liter engine (2015), and
- Dodge Charger 5.7-liter HEMI (2013, 2014, 2015)
“These platforms are being offered with Alliance’s exclusive plug and play technology,” the company says. “This technology allows for consistent OEM quality installs in only a few hours.”
The certification were secured by Blossman Services, Inc., the equipment distributor for Alliance AutoGas. “BSI is the exclusive United States distributor of Westport’s Prins Autogas products and the Manufacturer of Record (MOR) for EPA and CARB certifications on behalf of Alliance AutoGas and its members,” states the police vehicle announcement.
‘Comprehensive Conversion,’ and Fueling Infrastructure
Alliance AutoGas claims “the only comprehensive conversion program in the United States.” The organization helps determine if propane autogas is the right choice for a given fleet, and converts existing vehicles without voiding any warranties.
Alliance AutoGas builds necessary fueling stations “wherever the fleet is based at no upfront cost and provides a guaranteed fuel supply going forward.”
“In 2014 alone,” the organization says, “Alliance members collectively displaced 32 million gallons of gasoline and produced $45 million in fuel cost savings for the 460 fleets they service.”
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Source: Alliance AutoGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up