Alt Fuel News Roundup: 7/26

Big news this week from DHL Express, which added 100 propane-powered Ford E-250 cargo vans with dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel systems from Roush CleanTech. DHL is already operating propane-powered vehicles in Ohio, Tennessee and Louisiana. Here are a few more notable headlines:

  • Alliance AutoGas added four new certified conversion centers to the national network, serving fleets in Washington State, the Midwest and Pennsylvania.

  • The Mobile, Ala., Police Department is converting 30 police cruisers to propane autogas through Alliance AutoGas. The new clean vehicles should save them thousands in fuel costs annually. Alliance also recently facilitated the conversions of 30 Mobile public works vehicles. Other Alabama fleets making the switch through Alliance AutoGas include the Alabama State Docks, Baldwin EMC, the Department of Agriculture & Industries, the Counties of Lee, Greenville, Pickens, Greenwood and more.

Davidson County Alliance AutoGas fueling station

  • Davidson County Transportation in N.C. is benefiting from their new propane-powered vehicles, converted and fueled through the Alliance AutoGas complete program. Transportation Director George Hodges said the fleet has saved up to $1500 a month. “We anticipated a $31,000 a year savings,” he said. “We’re pleased with it, and none of the drivers or passengers can tell the difference.”

  • Two companies recently announced a partnership to build a CNG infrastructure.

  • A city in Colorado is planning to order 17 CNG buses, funded by grant money. According to the article, a $1 million transit award will pay for three buses.

  • A Grand Rapids, Mich., taxi fleet has switched to propane autogas.

  • The City of Santa Maria in California has been using a green car-sharing service that allows drivers to lease an alternative fuel FunRide vehicle for an hourly rental charge. The FunRide fleet consists of 15 clean vehicles that run on flex fuel, natural gas, propane autogas or are hybrids.

Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page for ongoing alternative fuel news updates and insights for fleets.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
This entry was posted in Autogas Industry News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply