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An Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) converter refers to an organization or individual that specializes in performing conversions related to alternative fuel vehicles. Here’s what an AFV converter can do:

  1. Convert Conventionally Fueled Vehicles to AFVs: This involves modifying vehicles that originally run on gasoline or diesel to operate on alternative fuels. For example, converting a gasoline-powered vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or converting a diesel vehicle to use biodiesel.
  2. Convert AFVs to Conventionally Fueled Vehicles: In some cases, AFV converters may also perform conversions to revert alternative fuel vehicles back to running on traditional gasoline or diesel. This might be necessary due to changes in operational needs, fuel availability, or other factors.
  3. Convert AFVs to Use Another Alternative Fuel: AFV converters can modify existing alternative fuel vehicles to operate on different alternative fuels. For instance, converting a vehicle that runs on ethanol to operate on biodiesel, or modifying a CNG vehicle to run on hydrogen.

AFV converters may include a range of entities such as:

  • Companies: Specialized conversion shops or automotive companies that offer conversion services.
  • Government Agencies: Agencies involved in fleet management or public transportation that convert vehicles to alternative fuels.
  • Utilities: Entities that provide energy services and may be involved in promoting and converting vehicles to use alternative fuels.

These converters play a crucial role in expanding the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles by offering solutions to modify existing vehicle fleets and infrastructure to accommodate alternative fuels. They contribute to reducing reliance on petroleum, lowering emissions, and supporting sustainability efforts in the transportation sector.

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