Propane autogas is the world’s most popular alternative fuel. In the U.S., small and large businesses, municipalities and other local governments, school districts, airports, taxis, landscapers, and other organizations run their fleet vehicles on autogas.
Yes. Propane autogas vehicle tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline tanks. Propane is nontoxic and has the lowest flammability range of any fossil fuel.
Fleets that have made the transition to autogas are realizing a 30-50 % savings on their fuel costs. What would you save?
No, they do not require a special type of propane. Propane autogas vehicles run on the same propane you use in your home or grill.
Autogas vehicles achieve 90% of the range of gasoline-powered vehicles, and experience similar performance, torque and towing capacity. In fact, most drivers report either equal or improved performance using autogas.
Propane autogas is widely available across the state. There are more than 700 autogas fueling stations across Texas. Nearly every facility that sells propane can fill your vehicles. Fleets can choose to install their own on- site fueling station. Contact your local propane retailer who can help with installation and permitting.
Autogas is far more available than CNG. Currently Texas has only a handful of CNG stations compared to hundreds of autogas facilities. For the cost of one CNG station, you can build up to 10 autogas stations. Propane autogas vehicles have more range. It takes up to three CNG cylinders to equal the same distance as one propane motor fuel tank.
A wide range of vehicles can utilize autogas. The current offerings include pick-up trucks, SUVs, sedans, school buses and various medium and heavy duty chassis configurations.
A vehicle having the ability to utilize both autogas and gasoline. The vehicle uses either propane or gasoline independently. Having two fuels extends the usefulness and range, and ensures a worry-free commute.
Yes. The world famous ROUSH Engineering Group and Ford Motor Company have teamed up to provide propane options for F-series trucks and E-series vans. These propane trucks, vans, and chassis can be ordered from your local Ford dealer. CleanFUEL USA, based in Georgetown, Texas, has partnered with GM to offer an LPG option for the GM 6.0L G4500 Cut-Van Chassis. Multiple bodies can be added to the chassis, including box, shuttle, van and rescue options. Also, Blue Bird, Collins and Thomas also have propane school buses that school districts can order.
A range of $5,000-$7,000 is most commonly used, with each system having unique features. Fleets will immediately see a significant return on investment, with many fleets reporting a full ROI in as little as 6 months. How would your fleet benefit?
Depending on the vehicle model, autogas tanks can be placed in a variety of locations. Common areas are pickup truck beds, trunks of sedans, between the frame rails and, in some instances, in place of the spare tire. Tanks can be custom configured for specific applications.
Funding opportunities and cycles vary. For more information on incentives, please visit FuelingTexas.com.
It is the understanding of the industry that vehicle manufacturers cannot legally void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part, unless the manufacturer provides evidence the installation of the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. Most conversion kit manufacturers and OEM vehicle manufacturers offer their own warranty on the autogas system.
Propane is considered a cleaner hydrocarbon with a more thorough combustion cycle. This results in what industry experts refer to as a cleaner burning engine — which offers less carbon build up, fewer oil changes and a host of other advantages.
Conversion centers and OEM shops can maintain your fleet. Conversion centers often train your on-site technicians to maintain the installed autogas equipment.