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Name: David Robinson
Date registered: February 14, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Last 2012 propane autogas roadshows held in Miss., Va., and La. — November 7, 2012
  2. Top White House environmental adviser tours Newport News — August 10, 2012
  3. PBS show Motorweek features SPADP fleet — July 12, 2012
  4. Maryland Propane Autogas Roadshow with Susan Roush-McCleneghan — June 15, 2012
  5. Veolia Transportation debuts Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi — May 21, 2012

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Environmental Benefits of Propane Autogas

environmentally friendly car

Along with its practical and economic benefits, autogas is a clean-burning fuel that is better for the environment than traditional fuels like gasoline. Fleets that switch to clean autogas can help reduce emissions and establish a green image that can attract customers. Propane autogas is listed as a clean alternative fuel in the 1990 Clean …

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Economic Benefits of Propane Autogas

A recent survey shows cost is the single biggest motivator behind a consumer’s decision of whether or not to adopt alternative fuels. Fortunately, price is one of propane autogas’ biggest selling points. The most obvious and immediate savings from using autogas can be seen at the pump. Autogas costs about $1.00 less per gallon than …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Propane Autogas Technology

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This is the second post of a two-part series to answer some frequently asked questions about propane autogas and autogas vehicles. Today we’re answering questions about propane autogas technology. Can my vehicle be converted to run on propane autogas? The Alliance Autogas website has a list of vehicle makes and models that are eligible for …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Propane Autogas Fuel

spadp faq fuel

This is the first post of a two-part series to answer some frequently asked questions about propane autogas and autogas vehicles. Today we’re answering questions about propane autogas fuel. Is the propane used for my vehicle different than the kind used for my barbeque? Yes, there are several different blends and grades of propane and …

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SPADP partner converting police cruisers to run on autogas


Baker Equipment, a conversion center in the Program, is currently converting dozens of Virginia law enforcement vehicles to run on propane autogas, and the rate of completed conversions is consistently increasing these past few weeks. We’d like to congratulate our conversion partner Baker Equipment for their success and thank them for all their help in …

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In the news: SPADP helps convert police cruisers to autogas


SPADP is in the news again, this time for helping to convert eight police cars from gasoline to propane autogas for the Augusta County Sheriff’s office in Virginia. The $46,000 grant for vehicle conversions was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the United States Department of Energy. The project is being administered by …

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Public fleets in Virginia making the transition to alternative fuels

Virginia Clean Cities

A new executive order issued in July directs nearly all Virginia government vehicles to run on alternative fuels. The state has multiple alternative energy possibilities, including propane autogas, natural gas, electric vehicles and others. Our Program is already involved in getting public fleets up and running on an alternative fuel – propane autogas. Autogas has …

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Connect with SPADP through social media


You can now connect with SPADP on your favorite social media channels! Catch up on the latest propane autogas and alternative energy news from our program via our Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels. You can also check out pictures of autogas-powered fleets and fueling stations on Flickr. We’ll update regularly with the latest info on …

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Clean Cities’ largest vehicle deployment program highlights autogas infrastructure expansion at ACT Expo

VCC at ACT Expo

This year’s Alternative Clean Transportation Conference and Expo featured presentations from the administrator of the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program, Virginia Clean Cities (VCC). Funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act and the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities, the grant program is converting more than 1,000 vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas and …

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SPADP launches new website as resource for America’s vehicle fleets to learn about leading alternative fuel

SPADP public website

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program has launched a new website ( to increase awareness of the benefits of propane autogas and to provide fleets with information about how to get up and running on this clean alternative fuel. Autogas is domestically produced, clean-burning, and costs about a dollar less per gallon than gasoline. “We …

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