United States: high growth for Autogas in 2015
Last year U.S. Autogas market showed extremely positive results and a substantial upswing in system sales, with low emissions nozzle adoption, and number of gallons of gasoline displaced by LPG fuel.
Stuart Weidie, president of Alliance AutoGas, an international network providing a comprehensive propane autogas solution for fleets, reported in 2015 alone, the 120 Alliance AutoGas members collectively displaced 45 million gallons of gasoline and generated $54 million in fuel cost savings for the 460 fleets they service.
According to Ed Hoffman, president of Blossman Services Inc., “The Alliance’s engineered equipment segment experienced a 44% increase in overall sales in 2015. This growth is fuelled by many variables including vehicle platform focus and our world-class Plug & Play engine conversion system design.”
Equipment sales represent the Alliance commitment to the best-selling commercial vehicles in America -models such as the new Ford Transit, Ford F Series, Isuzu NPR, Dodge Caravan, and Dodge Charger.
“Our sales growth can also be linked back to product design,” notes Ed Hoffman. Simplified wiring and autogas injection technologies put Alliance at the forefront of conversion installations. Everything is bracketed and designed to be installed without any cutting, drilling or fabrication. The system does not require any permanent vehicle modifications. Unlike previous generation conversion “kits” that would require a 15 hour installation time and a lot of field engineering, newer systems are being installed in less than 6 hours.