Ala. Agency Converts 30 Vehicles to Propane Autogas
August 02, 2012
The Mobile (Ala.) Police Department is converting 30 cruisers to run on clean propane autogas, according to Alliance Autogas.
The new autogas-powered vehicles are funded through a Department of Energy grant with vehicle conversions and fuel supply provided by Alliance AutoGas.
Other Alabama fleets making the switch to propane fuel through Alliance AutoGas include the Alabama State Docks, Baldwin EMC, the Department of Agriculture & Industries, the counties of Lee, Greenville, Pickens, and Greenwood, and the Vestavia Hills Police Department.
Propane autogas fleets currently pay around $1.25 per gallon less than gasoline, and many fleets report their vehicles require less maintenance. Autogas is 30% cleaner than gasoline, and 98% of the U.S. supply is made in America, according to Alliance Autogas.
N.C. Agency Running 10 Crown Vics On Propane Fuel
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michael @ 8/12/2012 2:56 AM
Mobil PD, be very careful, my dept. did this with some of our Crown Vic and it sucked. The vehicles avg. 80 miles per tank, not always enough for you to get through shift if it's busy. We thought it felt a little less powerful especially on accelerating too. Another problem, if you get stuck on a call away from you're refilling facility. The tank is large and mounts up under the rear bumper and feels like you have a bomb in your trunk, I was very happy when we got rid of the propane systems.
I think the program lasted about 6 months and some were removed from the cars and others were sold off with the cars. Good Luck
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