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Propane Conversion Kits

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Propane Conversion Kits for Domestic Cars, Trucks and Vehicles

  • Jan 17, 2011
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Propane Conversion KitPropane conversion kits have gotten a lot of attention lately as gasoline prices still hover in the $4 per gallon range. With propane selling between $2 and $2.70 per gallon, depending upon the part of the country you’re in, many motorists have taken to converting their cars to this relatively inexpensive fuel.

But, more so than individual owners of domestic cars, trucks and other vehicles, fleet managers have also been buying propane conversion kits to save on fuel costs. In addition, propane is better for the environment than gasoline as it has fewer emissions. Engines that run on propane also last longer with fewer carbon deposits and fewer oil changes as well.

There is a story today of how MedCorp of Toledo, Ohio has bought and installed propane conversion kits for its fleet of ambulances. The ambulances travel around 200 miles per day and the system pays for itself in about 9 months.

The city of Ashburn, Georgia has also turned to installing propane conversion kits in its government vehicles. Besides the cost and environmental benefits the City Manager Ben Taylor has found that propane has also increased the horsepower on their vehicles.

Newark, Ohio has also gotten into the propane game. The local Energy Cooperative has purchased its first truck powered by this alt fuel. The GMC C-5500 truck uses a factory installed propane conversion fuel injection kit delivered from Detroit, Michigan.

So, as you can see many people nationwide are getting high on propane. She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie – propane.

 

 

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January 18, 2011
Wow! I didn't know ANY of this about Propane and probably never would've thought to use it in a car. Thanks for sharing :)
January 21, 2011
Your welcome. Alt fuel vehicles have been around for a while and now they are becoming more mainstreamed with the green movement and now that the major automakers are producing more green vehicles like hybrids and plugin hybrids. Honda even produces a compressed natural gas powered car that few have heard about.
January 21, 2011
Yep, didn't know that Honda made that type of car either! I remember hearing about vegetable oil or corn oil for a fuel alternative and wondering why we all haven't jumped on that bandwagon yet. I take the bus and I'd much rather smell french fries than B.O. LOL...
February 12, 2011
LOL, yeah I know a guy who is running his diesel truck in used restaurant veggie oil. He told me when gas hit $4 / gal and diesel $5/ gal a couple of years ago, he all of a sudden had competition at the restaurants that he frequents to get his veggie oil.
February 12, 2011
I bet! I thought of all sorts of things when gas hit $4 and settled on using public transportation for the last 3 years. It's rough at times but, it's better than going broke to fill up a car and contributing to a larger carbon footprint :)
 
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