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Today, propane is the number one alternative fuel for the automotive sector, and it powers more than 14 million vehicles in more than 40 countries. The reason is clear. Propane provides fleet managers with a cost-effective, clean, safe, and reliable alternative fuel. Plus, more than 90 percent of all propane used in the United States is produced domestically, reducing our dependence on foreign fuel.

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WEBINAR: The Case for Propane Autogas. Discover how propane autogas can reduce your fleet's operating costs by 30 percent, how infrastructure can be installed at little to no cost, and how tax credits can cover up to 80 percent of the cost of conversion. Presented by ROUSH CleanTech and FerrellAutogas, this presentation will show you that there’s no better choice for your fleet than propane autogas.

Exceptional performance

  • Propane vehicles have the longest driving range of any alternative fuel – more than 250 percent farther than compressed natural gas, about 60 percent farther than methanol, and 25 percent farther than ethanol.
  • Those who drive propane-powered vehicles say that there are no significant driving differences between dedicated propane vehicles and gasoline-powered ones.
  • Many propane vehicle fleets have reported 2 to 3 years longer service life and extended intervals between required maintenances compared to gasoline vehicles.
  • Propane vehicle tanks are constructed from carbon steel under code developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and are 20 times more puncture resistant and can withstand far more pressure than a typical gasoline, methanol, or ethanol tank.

Why propane?

  • Propane exhaust creates 60 to 70 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline (Southwest Research Institute).
  • Compared to gasoline, propane yields 12 percent less carbon dioxide, about 20 percent less nitrous oxide, and as much as 60 percent less carbon monoxide (World Liquid Propane Gas Association, January 2003; California Energy Commission, January 2003).
  • Propane cuts emissions of toxins and carcinogens like benzene and toluene by up to 96 percent compared to gasoline (Southwest Research Institute).
  • Propane’s octane rating is 104, while premium grade gasoline’s is only 91 to 92, which allows for a higher compression ratio in the engine and greater engine efficiency. This leads to significant reductions in exhaust emissions like carbon monoxide.
  • Propane is listed as an approved alternative fuel in the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

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