By Gary Thomas
Charter Fuels, partner of Alliance AutoGas shared the advantages of inexpensive and clean propane autogas for vehicles at the ninth annual “Driving Toward 2020: Green Vehicles Workshop,” held at the Milwaukee Area Technical College on May 4.
The Wisconsin Clean Cities hosted the event. The event focused on the recent trends in the alternative fuel sector. Further, the community members and students gained firsthand experience on green vehicles.
Moreover, vehicles, from Nissan, Honda, Toyota, GM, Ford and others, using state-of-the-art technology and alternative fuel were exhibited in the event. Charter Fuel’s Josh Budworth exhibited a propane autogas-powered 2011 Ford F-150.
Charter Fuels supported the conversion of a police cruiser in the City of Marinette, Wis., to autogas and nearly $5,000 of fuel expenses is anticipated to be saved each year. Furthermore, the company supports the changeover of fleets to use autogas by converting vehicles, integrating data for fuel management systems and installing a fuel station at the fleet base, and also offer ongoing technical support and training for operations and safety. Indeed, fleets can changeover to autogas without any upfront cost as Alliance offers fiscal options.
Moreover, autogas saves $1.50 per gallon in comparison to gasoline. In addition, autogas offers enhanced engine life and lower maintenance. Further, when compared to gasoline, propane autogas is 30% cleaner and America alone uses 98% of autogas supplied. Approximately 18 million vehicles are powered with autogas worldwide.