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Propane may be a viable option for certain fleets looking for an alternative fuel source. While converting a vehicle to a propane system comes with a high initial cost, the system may come with reduced lifecycle costs over the course of that vehicle's life.

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Options for Retiring Propane Autogas Work Trucks

Propane autogas vehicles provide a lot of value when it is time to replace or retire the asset, whether fleet owners plan to sell privately, at a public auction, or trade-in the vehicle. Here are a few things to consider when making the decision.

More than 13,000 Propane Autogas Vehicles Sold in 2017

The new vehicles will annually consume approximately 36.8 million gallons of clean propane autogas, and many will be displacing fuels with higher emissions like gasoline and diesel, according to the Propane Education & Research Council.

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

PERC Clean American Innovation: Roush CleanTech

In this video from the Propane Education and Research Council, Roush CleanTech explains how its partnership with Ford has allowed it to design Propane powered vehicles that are tuned to get the most out of a conversion to the fuel. To read more about the series click here. 

PERC Clean American Innovation: Freightliner

In this video from the Propane Education and Research Council, Freightliner shows off the Propane S2G truck designed from the frame to the engine to run on Propane Autogas. The company designed its propane applications in conjunction with companies who were in part funded by a grant from PERC. To read more about the series click here. 

Michigan Fleet Explains ROI on Propane Fuel

Michigan's AAustin Express Inc. and GM Freight Inc. has converted 90 of its 175 cargo vans and straight trucks to propane fuel, using the Icom liquid injection system. Vice President of Operations Adam McCloe discusses how the efficiency of propane autogas provided a substantial return on investment in this video from the Propane Education and Research Council.