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Can You Convert a Car to Propane Autogas Fuel?

Written on: February 5, 2024

Fuel your fleet with propane autogas from Lakes Gas!

autogas wisconsin Propane autogas, also referred to as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), is a type of fuel specifically designed for on-road vehicle use. It offers several benefits, including lower emissions and reduced fuel costs compared to traditional gasoline and diesel fuels.

With more than 23 million vehicles worldwide currently running on propane autogas, it ranks as the third most widely used automotive fuel globally. As more businesses recognize the advantages of propane autogas, its usage is expected to continue growing in the coming years.

If you’re looking to have your business join the autogas club, Lake Gas is here to help! We’ll set up an autogas filling station at your business, and provide customized, flexible autogas delivery so your fleet always has the fuel it needs.

One thing that is great about autogas is that filling stations are almost identical to gasoline and diesel filling stations, as is the process of fueling vehicles. Lakes Gas will make sure that you and your employees are carefully trained in the safe, proper dispensing and use of autogas.

There are two options for having a propane autogas fleet. One is by buying new autogas vehicles. Ford, Freightliner, and General Motors are renowned manufacturers that offer an extensive selection of autogas vehicles. Their diverse range includes vans, trucks, and buses, providing a comprehensive solution for various transportation needs.

There is another, more cost-effective solution: Converting your existing fleet vehicles to run on propane autogas!

How do propane autogas engines work?

There are two types of autogas engines: dedicated autogas engines and dual-fuel autogas engines. A dedicated autogas engine exclusively runs on propane autogas, enabling businesses to fully leverage the advantages of autogas, including cost savings and cleaner combustion.

The second type of engine is a bi-fuel engine, capable of running on both propane autogas and gasoline. By opting for bi-fuel engines, businesses can reap the advantages of autogas when operating in local areas, while still having the flexibility to use gasoline when traveling beyond the reach of autogas filling stations. This dual-fuel capability offers a convenient and versatile solution for businesses looking to maximize efficiency and convenience in their operations.

Propane autogas engines function much like gasoline engines, utilizing spark-ignited internal combustion engines. There are two distinct types of propane fuel-injection systems: vapor injection and liquid injection. In both systems, propane is stored as a liquid in a low-pressure tank, typically positioned at the rear of the vehicle.

In vapor-injected systems, liquid propane is delivered through a fuel line to the engine compartment. Once there, a regulator or vaporizer converts it into vapor. Conversely, in liquid propane injection engines, the propane remains in liquid form until it reaches the fuel injector. This allows for precise control of fuel delivery, ultimately leading to improved engine performance and efficiency.

Propane autogas services from Lakes Gas allow your business, school district, or municipality to reap the benefits of converting your fleet! Contact us today for a consultation.