There are many commercially viable ways to use propane gas. For instance, did you know that over 350,000 vehicles in the USA run on it? Also – check out these impressive statistics related to propane’s use in transportation!
It’s easier to refuel propane vehicles than for any other alternative energy option. There are three times as many refueling stations – estimates range as high as 10,000 locations. . Fleets that need to refuel on the route can find propane autogas refueling stations in every state, with more public refueling stations opening every day.
Lower Emissions: Propane is a low-emissions fuel (25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions), making it a safer choice for the over 300,000 forklift operators who drive propane-powered forklifts. Propane-autogas-powered vehicles emit than vehicles running on gasoline, and 80 percent fewer smog-producing hydrocarbon emissions than vehicles running on diesel.
Propane is a growing choice among fleet owners. There are over 80,000 taxi, bus and delivery services in the US. Production of propane powered fleet vehicles is on the rise to keep pace with market demand!
Strong Return on Investment – Propane offers a significant cost benefit over the life-cycle of your fleet compared with gas or diesel. In addition, operators of propane powered fleets do not face the same infrastructure and maintenance demands as diesel operators do.
No Reduction in Vehicle Power – Fleets can choose from an array of OEM-supported vehicles that are EPA- and CARB-certified, and provide equal horsepower, torque, and towing capacity as conventional versions of the same models.
Saves American Jobs – Using propane reduces American reliance on foreign oil. Additionally, more than 70 percent of propane production comes from domestic natural gas. We have enough domestic propane to exceed customer demand.
Examples of Propane-Based Fleets
1. GO Riteway Transportation Group
• Sector: Transportation.
• Total propane-autogas vehicles: 36 airport shuttle vans and school buses
Why They Switched: Jason Ebert, fleet facilities manager, GO Riteway Transportation Group reported “Overall, there’s a cost savings involved. When we converted our vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, most of the cost savings was achieved from the cost of the propane autogas itself.”
Operations Impact: Estimated one ear to eighteen months for break-even.
2. Badger Cab Company
• Sector: Transportation and Taxi Service.
• Total fleet: 45.
Why They Switched Bob Frick, sales manager, Badger Cab Company said, “We found the conversion to propane autogas was relatively easily done and for lower cost than other alternatives. Also, we can stock propane autogas with relative ease, and it is more available at public fueling stations than other gasoline alternatives.”
Operations Impact: Good for business, good for the environment.
• The cost of propane versus gasoline is one-third to about one-half less expensive
• Actually operating a propane fleet does not require additional man-hours or lots of training.
• Propane autogas burns cleaner than gasoline
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