Virginia county converts sheriff’s cruisers, school district trucks to run on propane

November 14, 2012 By    

Spotsylvania County in Virginia has converted 20 sheriff’s cruisers and four school district trucks to run on propane autogas under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program, the stakeholders announced. The county says it is saving $1.88 per gallon on autogas compared to gasoline in the second quarter of 2012. With the 24 autogas vehicles, Spotsylvania County expects to save about $70,000 in fuel costs each year. Program partner Alliance AutoGas provided the conversions and fueling, utilizing a bi-fuel Prins vapor sequential injection system. The converted vehicles include 20 Ford Crown Victorias, two Chevrolet 2500s, one Ford E-250 and one GMC 2500. The county also has five Blue Bird school buses that run exclusively on propane autogas. Alliance AutoGas founding partner Blossman Gas installed one 500-gallon fueling station in Spotsylvania County and provides a year-round fuel supply. The county school system also has a 10,000-gallon autogas tank at the vehicle service center.

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Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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