WASHINGTON (July 31, 2019) — The Propane Education & Research Council has added a video to its popular Straight Talk series about a first-of-its-kind taxi fleet using a combination of dedicated propane autogas and propane autogas hybrid vehicles to remove thousands of tons of emissions from the local environment. Yellow Checker Star Transportation in Las Vegas operates nearly 600 dedicated propane autogas vehicles and 300 propane autogas hybrid taxis.
“We’ve worked with Yellow Checker Star for many years and the cost savings and environmental benefits they have seen with propane autogas is tremendous,” said Michael Taylor, director of autogas business development at PERC. “Fleet owners who watch this Straight Talk video will hear real-world results directly from the Yellow Checker Star team about the company’s success with propane autogas, and hopefully learn what it could be like for their own fleet by switching to this proven, clean alternative fuel.”
The Propane Council’s popular Straight Talk series is a free online library of more than 25 testimonial videos showcasing how a variety of commercial and public fleets are using propane autogas to reduce emissions, save money, and improve operations.
For more than 30 years, Yellow Checker Star’s taxi fleet has used propane autogas because of its low fuel and maintenance costs. In 2016, the fleet made the decision to start experimenting with propane autogas hybrids and now one-third of the fleet has transitioned to this viable fuel solution. Yellow Checker Star is the first taxi fleet in the nation to operate with propane autogas hybrid vehicles. The company estimates through the use of propane autogas, the fleet saves the Las Vegas Valley over 800 tons of carbon monoxide and 800 tons of particulate matter every year.
Just like Yellow Checker Star, any fleet regardless of its size or location can easily transition to propane autogas. View the new Straight Talk video and visit Propane.com/Fleet-Vehicles to learn more.
About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council is a nonprofit that provides leading propane safety and training programs and invests in research and development of new propane-powered technologies. PERC is operated and funded by the propane industry. For more information, visit Propane.com.