Alabama Department of Corrections converts vans to bi-fuel

April 7, 2016 By    

Icom North America partners with Alabama Department of Corrections to convert vehicles to autogasThe Alabama Department of Corrections partnered with Icom North America to convert 72 of its prison work-release vans to run on bi-fuel using Icom’s liquid injection propane systems.

Andy Farquhar, director of Alabama Department of Corrections, says the department used Icom’s JTG II conversion kits on its Ford E-350 prison work-release vans.

“Given the department’s high use of the vans, the decision to switch to bi-fuel propane was an absolute no-brainer,” says Farquhar in a press release.

Icom adds that Precision Sales & Service, a company that performs alternative fuel conversions, helped to install the conversion kits. Buddy Gamel, owner of Precision Sales & Service, says the Icom systems fit the department’s needs well.

“Some of the 2014 E350 vans have achieved over 160,000 miles in less than 24 months,” Gamel says in a press release. “This project was the perfect fleet to prove the reliability and performance of Icom systems.”

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