A+ for propane autogas school buses
Buses fueled by propane autogas are providing long-term savings for school districts and private contractors alike. That’s especially important in an era when school transportation budgets are stretched to the limit. Conventional and other alternative fuels simply cannot match propane autogas for its budget-friendly attributes.
Besides saving on the fuel itself, school districts benefit from lower maintenance costs. Propane autogas engines require less oil by volume than diesel, and don’t need additional filters or costly emissions fluids. That leaves more dollars to be spent in the classroom, and less on the way there and back.
Yellow school bus goes green
The World Health Organization and the EPA have identified diesel engine exhaust as a carcinogen, which can cause adverse short-term and long-term health effects.
With the emergence of alternative fuels like propane autogas, the days of exposing our children to a black cloud of diesel exhaust are numbered. Additionally, propane buses are not subject to anti-idling restrictions due to their low-emissions status.
Even with the new “clean” diesel buses, new propane school buses can reduce nitrogen oxide emissions up to 75% over new diesel buses.
The EPA classifies propane as a non-contaminant of air, land and water. This makes the infrastructure of clean propane autogas more affordable than gasoline or diesel. Propane autogas refueling is also friendlier to the budget than many alternative fuels. For example, you can install 10 autogas refueling stations for the price of one compressed natural gas station.
Refueling with propane autogas is quick, quiet and safe. It’s the same experience as refueling bus fleets with diesel or gasoline. This helps make the transition easy for school districts.