University converts buses to autogas

August 27, 2015 By    

Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) parking and transportation department converted 70 percent of its vehicles in its RamSafe bus fleet to run on both propane autogas and gasoline.

The school partnered with Alliance AutoGas, the Virginia Department of General Services, Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to complete the conversions.

According to VCU’s website, Alliance AutoGas completed the propane bi-fuel conversions to the school’s buses and will serve as the fleet’s propane provider.

The university expects to save about $20,000 in annual fuel costs because of the conversions. The converted vehicles will be used daily on and around the Richmond, Va., campus by students, faculty and staff.

The university adds that it wants to further increase the number of alternative-fueled vehicles in its fleet.

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