Propane Autogas – Conversions and Infrastructure

Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

November 09, 2016

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas
Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas

The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.

In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the city hopes that this will serve as proof of concept for expanding propane autogas adoption across more of its fleet. Redmond officials chose to use propane autogas because of its low infrastructure costs. Blue Star Gas assisted the city with vehicle conversion, employee training, and the installation of a 1,000-gallon fuel tank and dispenser, the company announced in a release.

So far, the city has reported savings in excess of $1 per gal. compared to gasoline and a 10% annual reduction in carbon emissions from its service fleet. After 12 months, the city will evaluate its propane autogas program and decide whether to extend use.

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