A popular misconception that you hear throughout the fleet industry today is the idea that EVs are the only real way to substantially reduce fleet emissions. In fact, you might hear people say EVs don’t produce emissions at all.
While electric vehicles emit few, if any, tailpipe pollutants, it’s important for fleet managers calculating a fuel’s emissions profile to account for a vehicle’s “well-to-wheel” emissions. This term accounts for all emissions produced by a vehicle, including any emissions produced during a fuel source’s production, processing, distribution, and use.
For EVs, the well-to-wheel emissions include all the harmful pollution emitted when electricity is produced at a coal-fired power plant, as well as the emissions created during the manufacturing of the EVs battery. Both of these processes are very harmful to the environment, but often get overlooked by fleets looking for a vehicle fuel that will reduce an operation’s carbon footprint.
Once the focus of fleet emissions shifts from simply what’s produced at the tailpipe to encompass all of the emissions, the story changes in propane autogas’s favor. Cost and performance benefits including range, payload, purchase price, and vehicle model availability are all significantly better with propane autogas for a fleet. With propane autogas, a fleet can have a fuel that is clean and better for business.
Don’t take my word for it; hear it from your peers who have already made the switch to propane autogas vehicles.
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Director, Autogas Business Development