Alt fuel news roundup: 4/18/13

This week’s news roundup features several fleets across the country that are switching vehicles to clean, affordable propane autogas:

  • The Polk County Police Department converted 10 cruisers to propane autogas through Alliance AutoGas, saving the fleet $47,000 in fuel costs annually.

  • The general manager of Olympic Pool Plastering in Georgia discusses how running his fleet vehicles on autogas helps his company promote clean air and save on fuel costs.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan is deploying two propane autogas pick-up trucks and three Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric vehicles, and will also install on-site charging and fueling stations for the vehicles.

  • A city in Ohio is converting 12 vehicles to propane autogas. The city fleet has more than 300 vehicles in its fleet; and if the process of converting vehicles to autogas is successful, they plan to add more kits to other vehicles in the future.

  • ROUSH CleanTech will begin production on the new multipurpose Ford F-650 propane autogas fuel system this October.

  • LP Gas Magazine offers highlights from last weekend’s Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo.

  • The Propane Education and Research Council discussed clean propane autogas technology at the convention and expo in Atlanta.

  • Auto dealers in the U.S. have “issues” with a proposed alternative fuel vehicle tax credit.

  • The Motley Fool takes a look at which states are the most “alternative fuel-friendly.”

  • Tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles head to the Colorado Senate.

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