Springfield officials say a planned fleet of propane-fueled city vehicles will help the environment and save money. That's what they're saying in a proposal scheduled to go before the city council's committee of the whole Tuesday night.
The plan calls for the retrofitting of 26 gas-powered vehicles with propane-running systems that can run on either LP fuel or regular gasoline. Each conversion would cost $8,000 and aldermen will consider spending $240,000 overall.
But the plan claims the vehicles could save Springfield coffers $61,000 annually.
(posted 6:48 a.m. 09/10/2012 by Alex Degman)