AAA club converts fleet to bi-fuel

June 6, 2016 By    

A AAA club based in West Hartford, Conn., plans to convert its 28-truck fleet to run on propane autogas.

The West Hartford-based company serves five communities in Connecticut. According to the Hartford Business Journal, AAA Allied has converted six of its trucks to bi-fuel systems to date. The fleet, which travels as many as 1.6 million miles per year, includes eight flatbeds and 20 Ford F-250 trucks.

Cusson Automotive, based in South Windsor, Conn., is installing Icom JTG propane liquid-injection system kits on all of the trucks. The kits allow the trucks to run on either gasoline or propane. AAA Allied installed its own propane fueling station at its West Hartford facility.

The Hartford Business Journal reports that each conversion costs about $10,000, but the company says it expects to save money with less frequent maintenance and lower fuel costs. AAA Allied adds that it plans to have aftermarket conversion kits installed on all of its trucks by the end of 2017.

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