Refueling vs. Recharging: The Benefits of Propane Autogas Infrastructure

Across the nation, more and more school districts are reducing their emissions and provide a safe, quiet, and clean ride to school for their students by transitioning to an alternative fuel for their school bus fleets. Before making the switch, school transportation professionals should know how they are going to refuel the bus, how routing and scheduling will be affected and what are the true costs to operate the new technology.

Before making a decision to invest in an unproven technology, schools should know the facts. Propane autogas is a proven fuel that provides quick refueling, transparent costs and a convenient, more efficient solution that has been proven over four decades of safe efficient operation.

Electric vehicle infrastructure is under continuous development and the true total costs for owners are unknown. Also, owners should know the real costs for electricity required to recharge their buses. In comparison, propane autogas provides several affordable infrastructure solutions that are proven to save both time and money for owners.

Once installed, propane autogas refueling stations can easily accommodate increasing fleet size by adding more tanks, or larger ones. The true costs to add electric vehicles are unknown. Additional vehicles may require the installation of charging stations which may also require upgrades in electrical services for facilities.

Besides high infrastructure costs and difficult scalability, school transportation officials must know the overall impact that the limited driving range of electric buses will have on staff scheduling and routing.

Once you know the facts, it’s clear why more than 900 school districts and private contractors nationwide have made the transition to propane autogas. With the lowest total cost-of-ownership of any fuel, propane autogas saves school district’s budgets, making it easy for the district to focus on what really matters: the students.

See the full comparison in this Refueling VS Recharging brochure.

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