Understand Your Opportunities in the Propane Autogas Market


Propane autogas is the leading alternative fuel and third most popular motor fuel in the world—powering more than 26 million vehicles worldwide. The U.S. autogas market lags in acceptance however, with just under 60,000 vehicles. The U.S. market consumes 40 billion gallons of diesel each year for transportation. There is a sizable opportunity to reduce diesel consumption in the US by 50% today, without any additional production or distribution infrastructure.

Propane engine technology provides benefits for many fleets, especially in medium duty vehicles (MDV), including school bus applications. The industry reports indicate that sales of new propane vehicles increased 11% overall in 2022 thanks to a surge in demand for MD paratransit, municipal, and utility vehicles. Public funding program records indicate that many of these vehicles are serving fleets in the Central and Eastern U.S., where propane is widely available and the cost of switching to an even lower-or zero-emission fuel, such as electricity, remains out of reach. Propane remains a strong option for many school districts, particularly in rural and underfunded areas where federal funding can support propane bus purchases across the U.S.

There are opportunities in the light duty vehicle (LDV) market, which includes GVWR Classes 1-2, and have shown consistent growth. However, the biggest opportunity for propane is medium duty vehicles (MDVs). The MDV market for propane growth meets the range, payload, and torque requirements that these fleets need. No other zero-or near-zero energy option can match the economic and environmental benefits.

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Propane Autogas for Industry Fleets: By using propane Autogas, instead of gasoline, in its passenger and class 3-5 vehicles, Blossman Gas realized cost savings of about $2,000 per vehicle. When comparing cost savings of operating class 7 vehicles with propane Autogas instead of diesel, the company reduced operating costs by about 25 percent.

Read more in the Blossman Case Study and then learn more about the options for your bottom line with the resources below:

Propane Autogas for Your Customers Fleets: The average total cost of ownership for fleets of medium- or heavy-duty propane Autogas vehicles, such as school buses and delivery trucks, is lower in most cases than the total cost of ownership for comparable electric vehicle fleets. According to a 2020 survey of fleet end users, 67% of respondents with propane Autogas vehicles reported total cost of ownership as equal to or better than diesel and gasoline vehicles, a higher percentage than users of natural gas and electric vehicles.

Use the Paratransit Data Search Tool to quantify your opportunity. Then help your customers know their options and calculate their savings possibilities:

Refueling Options: More than 3,000 propane fueling stations across the United States make propane readily available for refueling vehicles. Propane Autogas refueling stations can be installed in remote locations and operate on little to no electric power, while electric vehicle recharging stations require infrastructure to ensure continuous electric service.


Download this decal to add to any medium to large propane autogas vehicles to showcase that they are powered by propane! 

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Garages that want to service propane autogas vehicles garages won’t need extensive modifications to do so. Garages that want to service compressed natural gas vehicles may need to install new mechanical ventilation systems, modify ceiling electrical systems, and remove non-compliant heating equipment.

Use these resources to learn more about servicing propane autogas vehicles:



You may be able to save more on the upfront purchase of a propane autogas vehicle by applying for federal and state incentives. (Incentives not available in every state.)

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