After 76 years and three generations of being in the propane business, Blue Star Gas joined the Alliance AutoGas network in 2008 as the primary autogas dealer for the West Coast. The network consists of a group of companies that form a chain of propane autogas vehicle conversions, on-site fueling infrastructure, fuel supply, and ongoing technical support. Together, we provide a real turnkey solution for fleet managers who are ready to make a commitment to using a clean alternative fuel, while saving substantially on fuel costs.
Converting your fleet vehicles to propane autogas means:
- Substantial fuel cost savings
- Reduced emissions
- Reduced dependence on foreign oil
- Clean fueling at your fleet base
Some fleet customers choose to buy new autogas vehicles, but many of our fleet customers choose to convert their existing fleet vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas at no upfront cost. In partnership with Alliance AutoGas, Blue Star Gas uses an aftermarket conversion system from global technology leader, Prins, which is EPA-certified for more than 200 vehicle types. The competitively priced Prins System powers millions of autogas vehicles worldwide. Working with fleets of all sizes, Blue Star Gas and Alliance AutoGas are helping fleets save significantly on fuel costs and displace enormous amounts of gasoline.
The Prins VSI system uses five main components:
- Reducer: Converts the liquid autogas to vapor.
- Injector: Injects the autogas into the manifold. (Developed in cooperation with Honda Corp., Japan)
- Filter Units: Filters particles out of the fuel.
- Computer: Controls the whole system.
- LPG Switch: Displays fuel level and allows driver control over fuel.
With the bi-fuel system, the vehicle starts on gasoline and immediately switches to autogas. This technology provides drivers with flexibility and fleet managers with peace of mind, because the vehicle can switch back to gasoline if necessary, so fuel can always be reached.
For fleets interested in vehicles that operate exclusively on propane autogas, we also offer the autogas-dedicated Prins liquid-injection system. For some fleets, the mono-fuel liquid system is a better fit and ensures maximum fuel cost savings. However, the technology alone isn’t enough. Add our AA+ rated warranty, the ability to transfer conversion systems to new vehicles, and exceptional customer service, and it’s clear why fleets appreciate our complete program.
Invest In Your Propane Fleet’s Clean Future
When you convert your fleet to run on propane autogas with Blue Star Gas, you are investing in your fleet’s future. Our conversion system can be moved from one fleet vehicle to another, so replacement vehicles can immediately be converted with minimal investment, and your fuel cost savings can be passed to a new generation of vehicles.
To learn more about this exciting solution that is helping more and more fleets make the economically-sound, environmentally-responsible decision to use clean propane autogas to fuel their vehicles, please call Chris Fleming at (888) 956-STAR (7827) or contact one of our autogas fleet specialists.
Propane Vehicle Conversion Centers
Your partnership with Blue Star Gas includes Certified Conversion Centers with trained technicians who will convert and maintain your autogas vehicles. Blue Star Gas certified conversion technicians deliver quality-controlled, EPA-certified conversions.
If you have a larger fleet with skilled in-house technicians, our conversion experts can train your fleet mechanical team to perform conversions and maintenance for your autogas vehicles.
Propane Vehicle Conversion Costs
Vehicle conversion requires no upfront cost with Blue Star Gas. Through competitive financing programs, Blue Star Gas delivers autogas conversions for a low monthly payment that is typically more than offset by fuel cost savings. The total cost of vehicle conversion depends on the type of vehicle being converted (car, van, or truck) and the number of vehicles in your fleet, but a gasoline to autogas conversion costs approximately $5,800, with potential for grants and tax incentives. Fleets that participate in the Blue Star Gas financing program often experience an immediate ROI, and those who pay for conversions upfront typically see a return on investment in 12 to 24 months, depending on mileage driven.
Blue Star Gas offers two excellent financing options: one is custom designed for privately owned vehicle fleets, and the other is designed specifically for public fleets. Both financing options offer favorable terms that, in most cases, enable the fleet to offset their payment through fuel cost savings.
Source: Alliance AutoGas. Vehicle Conversions. Retrieved January 6, 2014 from the Alliance AutoGas website.