F-150 Converted ‘Live’ at the Work Truck Show
Is Set to Embark on a National Promotional Tour
Alliance AutoGas is talking up its conversion of a Ford F-150 with 3.5-liter V-6 engine to propane-gasoline bi-fuel operation at its NTEA Work Truck Show booth – in approximately an hour and a half. Conversion technicians Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder did the job “almost 30 minutes faster than the predicted two-hour window,” the organization says.
More than 100 people witnessed the live conversion at the Indianapolis Convention Center this past Thursday.
Alliance AutoGas is promoting an “Engineered Fuel System” featuring a single plug wiring connector and a 21-gallon underbody autogas tank. All wiring is handled via a “plug-and-play,” no-cut install.
“Everything is bracketed and designed to be installed without any drilling or fabrication,” Alliance AutoGas says. “By deploying these features, labor times and conversion costs are significantly reduced.”
“The live, record-setting conversion of the F-150 at the Work Truck Show proved that Alliance’s EPA- and NFPA 58-compliant system can indeed be installed in far less than half the time of other products in the market without any permanent vehicle modifications,” Ed Hoffman, president of Alliance AutoGas equipment distributor Blossman Services, said in a release.
‘Positive ROI with a Partial Asset Life’
“We are also confident in saying that fleets can experience a positive ROI with a partial asset life when reduced conversion costs are coupled with low, stable fuel prices as well as our warranty that doubles the industry standard,” Hoffman said.
“Our innovative and elegant fuel system design was installed in far less time than we ever anticipated,” said Alliance AutoGas president Stuart Weidie. “Alliance’s state of the art technology is the most durable alternative fuel system available in the United States, and we are also pleased about the positive environmental impact.
‘A Winner in All Regards’
“It is a winner in all regards,” Weidie said. “It is a definitive message that our system will take the lead on reducing costs and any barriers associated with fleet conversions going forward throughout North America.”
Alliance AutoGas is planning to take the converted F-150 on a 5,300-mile, nationwide trip commencing in Kansas City, in early May and ending at Alliance headquarters in Asheville, N.C., on May 20. Sponsors and partners of the Alliance AutoGas Clean Air Coast-to-Coast Ride include the Propane Education & Research Council, the American Lung Association of the Southeast, DoE’s Clean Cities organization, Blossman Gas, Blue Star Gas, and Worthington Industries.
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Source: Alliance AutoGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up