Clean Cities Success: Williamson County, Texas
Our Success Story this week takes us to Williamson County, Texas which has added 22 bi-fuel Chevrolet Tahoes for their Constables and other services. A Department of Energy grant helped to pay for the propane autogas conversions and five propane fueling sites around the county. A simple dash switch makes for a seamless transition between fuels. The county cites fuel savings close to $70,000 a year using the locally produced fuel.
CYNTHIA LONG: We buy our fuel from Texas so we’re producing Texas jobs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil. And then, it’s a cleaner burning; and we’re in an area that is near non-attainment so the less we’re putting in the air is good for all of us.
JOHN DAVIS: Their propane fleet also includes Emergency services vehicles and a pair of Bobcat off-road ATVs for their Parks Department. Working with the Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance- this Central Texas county sees more alt-fueled vehicles in their near future.