Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

By Team Writer / November 19, 2016

Ten city services trucks out of Redmond, Washington are receiving modifications to run on propane fuel. The vans are primarily used for parks, construction and water works and will be designed to have a very minor carbon footprint. The city reports say they’ve saved $1 per gallon after pursuing this effort and hope for it to serve as a role model for expanding more sustainable sources of fuel.

Key Takeaways:

  • The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.
  • In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, the city hopes that this will serve as proof of concept for expanding propane autogas adoption across more of its fleet.
  • So far, the city has reported savings in excess of $1 per gal. compared to gasoline and a 10% annual reduction in carbon emissions from its service fleet.

“The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.”


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