By Gary Thomas
Alliance AutoGas has announced that it has expanded its network with the addition of four certified conversion centers. The Carburetor Connection in Kirkland, Washington; the Sunbury Motors in Sunbury, Pennsylvania; the Motor Company in Marinette, Wisconsin; and the Fox Valley Truck in Appleton, Wisconsin have joined the Alliance AutoGas network.
The network is spread across the country and provides propane autogas conversions with EPA-certification to more than 200 different types of vehicles. The President of Alliance AutoGas, Stuart Weidie stated that the increase in demand for a cost-effective and clean alternative fuel for gasoline will lead to continued increase in the number of propane autogas conversion and fueling centers. The low cost of vehicle conversions are increasing the viability of autogas.
Alliance AutoGas conversion centers, which have been certified, use Prins vapor and liquid injection technology for performing propane vehicle conversions as well as bi-fuel vehicle conversions. Bi-fuel systems run on both gasoline and autogas, and these systems allow vehicle drivers to change over to gasoline if they run out of autogas. These bi-fuel Prins Vapor Sequential Injection systems can be transferred between vehicles that possess equal number of engine cylinders.
Propane autogas is used in many parts of the world and around 18 million vehicles world over are running on propane autogas. Most of the autogas used in the U.S, which is about 98%, is produced in America, and this helps increase the national energy security of the country.