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What are the benefits of propane autogas?

  • Over 98% of Alliance propane autogas is produced domestically.
  • Autogas is less expensive than gasoline.
  • Autogas produces fewer harmful emissions than gasoline.
  • Autogas 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.
  • Drivers report that, compared to conventional gasoline, autogas provides superior performance and equivalent power.
  • Where does propane autogas come from?

  • Over 98% of Alliance’s propane autogas is produced in the United States. Propane autogas comes from two domestic processes: it is a by-product of both natural gas processing and the crude oil refining process.
  • Is propane autogas really an alternative fuel?

  • Yes. Propane is an approved, alternative clean fuel listed in the 1990 Clean Air Act and National Energy Policy act of 1992. It is a fuel that burns more cleanly than gasoline, is largely produced in the United States and lowers fuel costs.
  • What vehicle makes/models can be converted to propane autogas?

  • The Alliance AutoGas conversion system is EPA certified to support many vehicle makes and models. Click here to email us for a complete list of vehicle conversion options?
  • Does North Star Energy complete the vehicle conversion to propane autogas?

  • No. Instead we have partnered with Reuer's Auto as a conversion center in Aberdeen, SD. Our expertise is propane, while Curt and his team can offer years of automotive expertise.
  • What vehicles are candidates for a propane autogas system?

  • Good candidates for conversion to propane autogas include: taxis, police vehicles, shuttle vans, limousines, town cars, food and beverage distribution trucks, utility trucks and many more.
  • Most Alliance AutoGas customers are fleets because fleets have several key characteristics:
  • The vehicles travel to a home base regularly, which serves as a re-fueling station.
  • The vehicles travel a high number of miles every year in a given footprint, which allows fleets to offset the cost of conversion due to fuel cost savings.
  • The vehicles follow a pattern of makes and models – which allows Alliance AutoGas to focus on achieving EPA certification for select makes and models.
  • Where can someone fill up a vehicle with propane autogas?

  • Various factors play into this question. Depending on the size of your fleet, a refueling infrastructure could be placed at their home bases from a spill-free dispenser installed and maintained by North Star Energy. An alternative option would be to fill at our dispenser located in Aberdeen, SD. Obviously this solution is limited to those fleets in Aberdeen.
  • Autogas vehicles can also be refueled at any public fueling station designed to dispense propane autogas. Click here to view an interactive map where you can find autogas refueling stations.
  • How similiar is filling up with autogas to filling a car with gasoline at the service station?

  • The process is virtually the same, except the nozzle attaches securely to the vehicle. Propane autogas refuels at roughly 8-10 gallons per minute, the same as or faster than gasoline.
  • Does converting my fleet vehicles void my factory warranty?

  • No. In virtually all cases, converting a vehicle to autogas with Alliance AutoGas does not void your factory warranty. Our warranty simply supplements a factory warranty to provide coverage for Alliance’s Prins VSI system and its components.
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