Texas part of global autogas trend
Home to the world’s largest propane storage facility, Texas continues to be among the global leaders in using propane autogas to power fleet vehicles and mowers. Propane autogas, the world’s top alternative fuel, is one of most widely used global fuel sources, ranking third only to gasoline and diesel. Cost-effective and clean-burning, autogas is used to power more than 21 million vehicles worldwide. Because of its economic and practical uses, the number of fleet operators converting to propane autogas both in Texas and around the globe continues to grow.
Along with Texas, fleets in UK, Hong Kong, India, and Australia are switching to propane autogas. For instance, Hong Kong is making strides transitioning to alternative fuel. The Hong Kong version of Ford Motor Co.’s Transit Connect Taxi, which will run on a liquefied petroleum gas fuel system, made its debut in the Chinese city late last month.
In Texas, there are more than 2,000 school buses powered by propane. State agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation have more than 900 propane vehicles in their fleets, and local governments like municipalities and counties are also making the switch to propane. Public entities are not the only ones switching to the popular alternative fuel; businesses like Frito Lay, Dish Network and DHL are also going green with propane.
As the global trend of switching to autogas grows, Texas is recognized as a worldwide leader in alternative fuel. With more than 700 autogas refueling stations located across the state, the use of environmentally-friendly propane autogas is becoming more both more widespread and convenient.