Propane powered vehicles are not a new phenomenon, however the way the fuel is being marketed now stands to increase the number of vehicles on our roads using propane. Aberdeen’s North Star Energy has been in the propane business for years. Recently they aligned with ICOM Alternative Fuel Systems to offer turnkey solutions for converting vehicles for propane use. Propane is typically less expensive per gallon than gasoline, which makes the savings and recouping of the conversion investment very attractive. Currently it is the third most popular fuel in the world. Propane fuel, or Autogas, when compared to gasoline and diesel, is safer, less ammable, and less toxic to the point that many school districts contract for autogas on an annual basis for buses. “We see a lot of popularity with commercial vehicle fleets and we can even install custom fueling systems at company headquarters,” says Gary Goeller, North Star’s autogas conversion specialist. The conversion and fuel is ideal for fleet vehicles traveling over 25,000 miles per year and has the potential to save 30-50% when compared to gasoline costs.
Conversions have been made to police vehicles, taxis, and farm trucks. Once a vehicle is converted, the ICOM technology allows the car or truck to still be used with gasoline. // – TROY MCQUILLEN
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL GARY AT NORTH STAR ENERGY 225-6383. THEY ARE LOCATED AT 721 S. STATE STREET IN ABERDEEN.