Propane Vehicle Pilot Project

Police Officers Inspecting Propane Tank

Orange County has converted 15 vehicles to run on both propane and gasoline using a bi-fuel system. This pilot project was completed in partnership with Alliance Autogas, enabling the County to install an on-site propane fueling station owned and maintained by Alliance for convenient refueling.

About the Project

This project has allowed the Orange County Sheriff's Office and Environmental Health inspectors to lower the greenhouse gas emissions from these vehicles by 10% while lowering their operating cost, extending their range, and increasing their resilience. These vehicles are part of an overall initiative by Orange County to incorporate alternative fuels and reduce emissions.


This project was made possible through a Clean Fuels and Advanced Technology grant from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center with funding provided by NC Department of Transportation.

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