Alliance AutoGas Continues Alt Fuel Domination in Work Truck Market
The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a RAM Promaster, will be on display at Alliance AutoGas Booth 627 at the Government Fleet Expo in Nashville June 20-23.
The RAM Promaster features a 16- gallon underbody autogas tank with the conversion system. The Alliance’s EPA and NFPA 58 compliant system featured on the RAM Promaster can be installed on new or in-service vehicles in half the time of other products. These systems do not require any permanent vehicle modifications. All wiring is a “plug and play” no cut install. Everything is bracketed and designed to be installed without any drilling or fabrication. By deploying these features, labor times and conversion costs are significantly reduced.
Ed Hoffman, President of Blossman Services Inc., the equipment distributor for Alliance AutoGas adds, “By far, we offer our customers the widest assortment of options for their fleets. They can experience a positive ROI with a partial asset life when reduced conversion costs are coupled with low, stable fuel prices. A large benefit if this system is that the product is supported with a 5 year 100,000 mile warranty. We feel that strongly about its success for all fleet vehicles and we are extremely proud to unveil the propane autogas version of the RAM Promaster. This popular vehicle for government fleets further confirms our dominance in the alternative fuel work truck market.”
Alliance Continues Growth Momentum
Truly the only one stop shop in the on-road autogas market, Alliance AutoGas has installed over 800 refueling facilities in the US and Canada. In addition, Alliance has converted or participated in supplying autogas to more than 10,000 propane autogas vehicles and buses in North America, helping them run on clean-burning propane with units’ sales increasing monthly. In the past year, Alliance members collectively displaced 45 million gallons of gasoline and produced $70 million in fuel cost savings for the 550 fleets they service.
Key innovations in the marketplace developed by Alliance AutoGas are their engineered systems that can be installed in only a few hours. These systems do not require any permanent vehicle modifications. All wiring is “plug and play.” Everything is bracketed and designed to be installed without any drilling or fabrication. By deploying these features, labor times and conversion costs are significantly reduced. Fleets can experience a positive ROI with a partial asset life when reduced conversion costs are coupled with low, stable fuel prices. Recent innovations in dispensers and filling hardware, such as the ultra-low emission filling nozzle and the “Safe Connect” vehicle valve, give the operator the ability to fill the vehicle faster than gasoline without the need for any personal protective devices.
Just completed last month, the Alliance recently embarked on a 5700+ mile, 12-city, cross country road trip – the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride – with its record-setting propane autogas converted F-150 using the “plug and play” system and safe connect nozzle. 468 gallons of propane autogas were used, reducing CO₂ emissions by 25% compared to a gasoline vehicle.
“The cross country trip was a great opportunity to demonstrate why propane autogas is the world’s #1 alternative fuel. We educated citizens and fleet managers across the country on the extended range of autogas vehicles as well as the benefits of real costs savings and emissions reductions,” says Stuart Weidie, President and CEO of Blossman Gas and President of Alliance AutoGas.