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Sheriff’s autogas conversions resulting in big savings

March 1, 2013 By    

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina recently converted 10 Ford Crown Victorias to propane autogas under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program. The county, which installed a 1,000-gallon autogas fuel tank, expects to save more than $13,000 each year on fuel cost savings.

The sheriff’s patrol cars travel about 25,000 miles each year, and the fleet is using more than 17,000 gallons of propane autogas annually. The 10 cars were outfitted with bi-fuel Prins VSI autogas systems, which allow drivers to switch to gasoline in case the autogas tank runs low out of fuel station range.

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Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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