The Right Fuel

Propane autogas is a proven fuel of choice for fleets of all sizes. It’s powering more than 200,000 vehicles on the road in the United States and safely transporting more than one million students to school and home every day. School transportation departments, private contractors, and businesses are choosing propane autogas for these top five reasons and more:

1. PROPANE AUTOGAS IS (ACTUALLY) CLEANER.

In real-world testing conducted by West Virginia University in 2018, propane autogas buses produced 96 percent fewer NOx emissions compared with clean diesel buses.1 Propane autogas light-duty trucks reduce NOx emissions by 36 percent compared with diesel.2

2. PROPANE AUTOGAS PROVIDES THE LOWEST TOTAL COST-OF-OWNERSHIP OF ANY FUEL.

Propane autogas reduces the most emissions of all fuel options at the lowest cost. In buses, it’s 93 percent more cost-effective, costing only $0.19 per mile compared with diesel at $0.80 per mile (accounting for fuel and maintenance).

3. PROPANE AUTOGAS PERFORMANCE CAN BE TRUSTED WELL INTO THE FUTURE.

Clean diesel engines require rigorous and costly maintenance to remain efficient and compliant. Technicians who replace, maintain, diagnose, and repair propane autogas vehicles report maintenance is easy to perform and the vehicles start and operate reliably every day.

4. PROPANE AUTOGAS PROVIDES THE PERFORMANCE YOUR FLEET REQUIRES.

Propane autogas vehicles and fuel systems are manufactured by OEMs that you know and trust to provide the performance that is required for your fleet.

5. PROPANE AUTOGAS IS INNOVATING CLEAN PERFORMANCE.

Roush CleanTech now offers an ultra low Ford 6.8L propane autogas engine certified to meet the voluntary CARB .02 g/bhp-hr standard, which is 90 percent cleaner than EPA’s mandated .20 g/bhp-hr heavy duty standard.

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1. Source: 2018 West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions study comparing 2015 LPG Blue Bird school bus (6.8L, 10 Cylinder) with 2014 ultra-low sulfur diesel Blue Bird school bus (6.7L, 6 Cylinder).

2. Source: 2017 Gas Technology Institute comparative emissions analysis. Assumed annual mileage: 11,400 miles. Fuel economies based on 2016 AFLEET data.