What Are the Advantages of Using Propane Autogas for My Fleet?
For years, autogas – also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or simply propane – has been one of the best-kept secrets in vehicle fuel in North America.
But smart fleet managers are beginning to discover the autogas advantage: from San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System’s minibuses to airport shuttles, school bus fleets and hundreds of other applications across the country, the good word about autogas is getting around.
Why choose autogas for your light- to mid-duty fleet? Consider these propane autogas benefits:
- It costs less than gasoline – Autogas is the lowest priced alternative fuel available for fleet use. Even when factor in the cost to convert your vehicles, you’ll still come out ahead in just a few years.
- You’ll spend less on maintenance – Because propane burns cleaner than gasoline, your fleet will run longer and spend less time in the shop.
- It’s available now – Propane is already produced in natural gas and oil refineries, so no new technology or capital investment is needed for the industry. All you need is a fueling station and you’re good to go.
- It’s reliable – Autogas may not be well known in the US, but it’s the third most common vehicle fuel in the world. Millions of cars worldwide have been using autogas for decades.
- It’s safe – Propane tanks are 20 times as puncture-resistant as gasoline tanks – and among alternative motor fuels, propane has the lowest flammability range.
- It’s greener than gasoline – Propane produces 60 percent less C02 and 12 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbon than gasoline.
- It’s made in the USA – More than 90 percent of the US supply of autogas is produced domestically – so every gallon you buy reduces our country’s dependence on foreign oil.
Could autogas be right for your Southwest Iowa car, truck, or bus fleet? Contact the autogas specialists at Pelgas today and let’s talk about it. If you already have a propane powered fleet, trust Pelgas to keep your vehicles on the road with a steady supply of propane delivered safely by our team of pros. Contact us to become a Pelgas customer today!