Alliance AutoGas Network Continues Rapid Growth With New Certified Conversion Center AutoPort

NEW CASTLE, Del., Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoPort Inc., a vehicle processing and modification facility on the East Coast, has joined Alliance AutoGas to provide clean propane autogas conversions for fleets in Delaware, Eastern Maryland and the Eastern Virginia shore. As a certified Alliance AutoGas conversion center, AutoPort supports Alliance fueling partner Sharp Energy to help fleets save money by switching to American-made autogas. To start things off, AutoPort is converting three company vehicles for Sharp Energy.

"Becoming an Alliance AutoGas certified conversion center was the right step for AutoPort because Alliance is the premier clean vehicle conversion and fueling network for fleets," says Dick Johnson, director of business development for AutoPort. "Outfitting fleets to run on propane autogas makes fiscal sense because it's the most affordable, viable clean fuel on the market. It also makes sense in terms of enhancing our nation's energy security because it's a domestically produced fuel."

Eighteen million vehicles worldwide run on propane autogas, and 98 percent of the U.S. autogas supply is made in America. Autogas fleets currently save around $1.50 per gallon on fuel compared to gasoline, and autogas fueling infrastructure costs significantly less to implement than for other alternative fuels. More fleets than ever are switching to this dependable clean fuel.

"The propane autogas market in North America is growing at a fast pace, and Alliance AutoGas is continuing to expand our network to support fleet demand for cost-effective alternative fuel," says Stuart Weidie, president of Alliance AutoGas and founder of Autogas for America. "AutoPort has an impressive capacity and expertise for servicing vehicle fleets and will play an important role in raising the profile of autogas in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia."

With more than 30 years of experience, AutoPort has processed and modified well over 2 million vehicles destined to market for automotive manufacturers, including Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, American Honda, Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Toyota. From port processing to extensive modifications and conversions, AutoPort has established a reputation for excellence in serving global transportation needs, with the ability to manage over 300,000 vehicles per year. Visit for more information.

About Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas enables fleet managers to use clean, economical, American-made autogas through vehicle conversions, on-site fueling and ongoing safety training and technical support. The Alliance AutoGas partner network of international propane marketers and conversion centers is experiencing tremendous growth, currently spanning 40 states, Washington D.C., and now the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba in Canada. For fleets interested in new propane autogas-powered vehicles, Alliance also provides OEM vehicles through partnerships with automotive experts at ROUSH CleanTech as part of the complete program. Learn more at: For questions, contact David Finder, National Energy Programs Manager, or (828) 251-0027.

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