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General Autogas Information

What is autogas?

Autogas is composed of three parts carbon and eight parts hydrogen making it a highly efficient, low carbon producing fuel. As a result, it is a safer, less expensive alternative fuel with fewer emissions than gasoline.

Where does autogas come from?

With ninety-nine percent of autogas produced in North America, using autogas will help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Autogas comes from two domestic processes: it is a by-product of both natural gas processing and the crude oil refining process.

Is autogas really an alternative fuel?

Yes. Autogas is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and National Energy Policy act of 1992. It in fact burns cleaner than gasoline, largely produced in the United States, and lowers fuel costs.

Is autogas safe? How safe is it compared to regular gasoline?

Yes. Made from high carbon steel, autogas vehicle tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than conventional plastic gasoline tanks. Autogas is nontoxic, nonpoisonous, not a groundwater contaminant, and has the lowest flammability range of any alternative fuel as well as gasoline.

Is autogas better for the environment than gasoline?

Yes. A 2016 test of a Ford Transit with a 3.7L V6 engine, showed that using the Alliance AutoGas Engineered System significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions when compared to the same vehicle running on gasoline. Through a rigorous Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing protocol, autogas has clear, proven benefits over gasoline:

Reduction in Emissions:

79.45

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

22.39

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

42.31

Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)

53.97

Non-Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC)

What are the benefits of autogas?

Autogas has a number of benefits in several areas:

  • Less expensive than gasoline or diesel.
  • Produces fewer harmful emissions than gasoline or diesel.
  • Increases the life of an engine.
  • Less vehicle maintenance is required on autogas vehicles, and because autogas burns cleaner, oil changes are required less frequently.
  • Driver’s report that compared to conventional gasoline, autogas provides superior performance and equivalent power.

Alliance AutoGas Program

What is Alliance AutoGas?

Alliance AutoGas is the only complete program to help American fleets transition from gasoline to autogas, the world’s most popular alternative fuel. The foundation of Alliance AutoGas is a broad network of partners with expertise in autogas fueling, vehicle technology, and high-performance support.

How would it work if a fleet manager chooses to go with Alliance AutoGas?

Alliance AutoGas does not want just customers- we want alternative fuel partners. With this in mind, Alliance AutoGas team members will work hand-and-hand with fleet managers throughout the entire rollout process. After this rollout process, we will continue to interaction for the success and growth of the fleet. From presentations to upper management to ROI calculations, our team is there to provide the knowledge the fleet manager needs.

Where is Alliance AutoGas headquarters located?

The headquarters of Alliance AutoGas is in Asheville, NC, which consists of its main vehicle research and development facility as well as the warehousing and parts distribution facilities. Through our partnerships, we have a dense presence spanning the United States.

Alliance AutoGas Vehicle Conversions

How much does a vehicle conversion cost?

The average cost to convert a fleet vehicle to run on autogas is $5,800 depending on the make and model year of the vehicle, as well as the autogas tank configuration. For a custom quote, contact us today.

What is included in the vehicle conversion kit?

Alliance AutoGas conversion systems come with everything needed for a properly trained technician to convert your vehicle. Including all brackets, hoses, mounts – all the way down to the nuts and bolts.

Is an autogas conversion kit available for my vehicle(s)?

The Alliance AutoGas conversion system is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified to support many vehicle makes and models. Click here for a full list of vehicles conversion kits.

Do vehicles certified by Alliance AutoGas meet current emission standards?

Yes. Alliance AutoGas conversion systems meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most current emissions standards resulting in greatly reduced emissions compared to gasoline.

Alliance AutoGas Fueling

How does the price of autogas compare to gasoline or diesel?

Autogas has been less expensive than conventional gasoline over the last two years. Generally, cost savings are between 30% and 50%.

Where can someone fill up a vehicle with autogas?

Depending on your fleet size and gallon usage, Alliance AutoGas will supply you with your own autogas refueling station at little to no cost. Alliance AutoGas has one of the largest national autogas refueling networks. Contact us to learn about the strategically placed refueling stations in your area.

How similar is filling up your vehicle with autogas compared to gasoline?

Unlike gasoline, an autogas dispensing nozzle cannot spray fuel unless connected to the vehicle’s refueling connector. Autogas dispensers refill on average at 10-12 gallons per minute making it one of the fastest alternative fuels to refuel. Thus, it is safer and easier to fill your vehicle with autogas compared to gasoline.

Alliance AutoGas Engineered Technology

What is an autogas bi-fuel vehicle?

An autogas bi-fuel vehicle is a conventional gasoline vehicle that can run on both autogas and gasoline. The primary advantage of a bi-fuel system over a dedicated “monofuel” system is its elimination of range anxiety when compared to other alternative fuel vehicles. In the event that a driver has traveled out of range of an autogas refueling station, the vehicle is capable of running on gasoline with the push of a button.

How long does it take to install a conversion system?

Designed for ease of installation, our conversion systems will go the distance. Typically, a certified installer can convert a vehicle in an average of 8-10 hours.

Are all aftermarket autogas conversion systems the same?

No. Alliance AutoGas conversion systems have gone through rigorous Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing. These tests includes rolling road dynamometer emissions testing and engine dynamometer cell testing. Each system is engineered for a specific year and engine group.

Alliance AutoGas Warranty

Is there a warranty included with Alliance AutoGas systems?

We are proud to offer a 5-year / 100,000-mile warranty covering all parts of the system.

Does converting my fleet vehicles void my factory warranty?

No. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 protects anyone converting a vehicle to autogas with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified system. Our warranty simply supplements your factory warranty to provide coverage for Alliance AutoGas Engineered System and its components. If damage to any of the OEM components happens during the installation, the Alliance AutoGas Engineered System warranty will cover those components as well.