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23 Million AutoGas Vehicles on the Road by 2020: Is Your Fleet Next?

A new study from Pike Research estimates that there will be 22.6 million autogas vehicles on roads worldwide by 2020. Don’t let your fleet miss out on the many benefits of converting to propane autogas.

Dependable, low-emission converted propane vehicles can be used for many different types of fleets. These can include government fleets, school buses, mowers and lawn equipment, shuttle buses, transit buses, airport ground service equipment and delivery vans.

Some of the benefits to converting your fleet include:

  • Propane fleets operate at 5-30 percent less than gasoline fleets
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 19%, creates 20% less nitrogen oxide and up to 60% less carbon monoxide
  • Lower fuel costs
  • Propane has the lowest flammability range of all alternative fuels
  • Domestic propane product reduces dependence on foreign oil

And don’t forget that there is ample assistance available for fleet conversions:

Don’t take out word for it, check out what David C. Rhoa, president of Lake Michigan Mailers, Inc, has to say about the autogas conversion:

“We knew we had to make a strategic change in the way we propel our vehicles down the road in order to support our continued market growth in the face of rapidly rising fuel costs,” said David C. Rhoa, president of Lake Michigan Mailers, Inc.  ”We evaluated every alternative fuel type currently available.  Propane is the right choice for us for a number of reasons, including cost per gallon, long-term price stability, improved environmental impact, available fueling infrastructure, and vehicle conversion options.  With nearly 90 percent of domestic propane supplies produced in the United States, we are confident that we won’t be subject to the wild price fluctuations that we find in the global oil and gasoline markets.”

The company also expects the conversion to propane to yield significant environmental benefits. “Propane burns cleaner than gasoline resulting in lower harmful emissions.  We expect our propane vehicles will emit 12 percent less carbon dioxide, 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, and 60 percent less carbon monoxide and GHG emissions by 20% than our standard gasoline -fueled vehicles.  Converting to propane is a natural extension of our existing sustainability programs,” said Rhoa.


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