Charleston to Add Propane Fueled Vehicles to Fleet

By: Steffany Hiett Email
By: Steffany Hiett Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Some city vehicles in Charleston will soon run off of propane instead of gas.

On Monday, Charleston City Council approved the purchase and installation of four propane conversion kits and tanks. Those kits would make it possible for four city fleet vehicles to run mainly on propane instead of gas.

The total cost of this project is $40,000, but officials say with the help of some grant money the city of Charleston will get the kits at no charge.

"We're going to give it a go and dip our toe into the water. The whole alternative fuel aspect and the way that seems to be going towards either LP and or compressed natural gas," Charleston City Manager David Molgaard said.

City officials say they hope to have the kits ordered and installed within the next few weeks.

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