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Propane

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Propane vehicles

Some manufacturers in North America and other parts of the world produce propane vehicles and engines. The benefit of buying a factory-built propane vehicle is that the fuel system, ignition control, emissions system, on-board diagnostic system and even parts of the engine will be optimized for propane use. This helps reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, driveability and horsepower.

Some manufacturers offer vehicles that run on propane, but conventional gasoline vehicles can also be converted to run on propane, starting at about $4,000. A vehicle can be converted to run on propane alone, or to run on either propane or gasoline. Equipment to convert vehicles is readily available, as are the facilities to install and service them. British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario have the largest auto propane markets in Canada.