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Is the Time Right for Autogas for Your New York Fleet?

Autogas station

Transforming your fleet into a more eco-friendly, economical and reliable one is all within your grasp—thanks to autogas.

“Autogas” is the term describing propane that’s used as vehicle fuel. Using propane as an alternative motor fuel may sound like a brand-new concept to some, but autogas has been used for nearly a century, beginning with cars in the 1920s.

Since then, propane autogas has become the third most widely used motor fuel—right behind gasoline and diesel. There are currently hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the U.S. manufactured or converted to use propane autogas. The Alternative Fuels Data Center reports that 60% of alternative-fuel vehicles nationwide are fueled by propane, from lawnmowers and farm tractors buses and fleet trucks to forklifts.

Save on fuel with autogas

Fluctuating fuel costs can be frustrating for your business. When you rely on propane autogas, you can generally enjoy an average savings of 30 to 40% per mile driven, considering both the expected fuel economy and the cost of the fuel itself.

Easier on the environment

Autogas-powered vehicles produce lower emissions than gasoline vehicles, including 40% less nitrogen oxides, 20% less carbon monoxide and 10% less carbon dioxide. Using clean, green fuel can also enhance your business reputation because today’s consumers are more aware of environmental issues. They’re also concerned about how to be kinder to our shared planet. Not only is supporting cleaner energy via autogas the right thing to do—it could attract customers who are environmentally conscious and appreciate your company’s commitment to the environment.

Any potential leakage of autogas will vaporize and dissipate, adding another eco-friendly benefit. This means it will be absorbed into the ground to contaminate ground water or soil, as gasoline and diesel would do.

Fueling stations, engine conversions and deliveries

If you’re interested in powering your fleet with propane, your local propane company can help.

Ask about setting up a propane fueling station at your property, converting your vehicles or arranging for on-site fueling on a regular schedule. Your propane company may even be able to help you qualify for alternative fuel incentives to help you save even more!