The benefits of NGVs and propane autogas vehicles have been widely established and publicized. These include:
- Reduced dependence on foreign oil(based on ample domestic supplies now and for the foreseeable future);
- Better fuel price stability and reduced fuel costs in the long run;
- Reduced tailpipe and well-to-wheel emissions (as compared to gasoline and diesel counterparts);
- Reduced fuel and maintenance expenses, often leading to a lower TCO.
Propane has been powering vehicles since the early- 1900’s, and is currently the world’s third most common engine fuel. It is a high-energy, high octane, clean burning fuel. Furthermore, over 97% of the propane consumed in the U.S is produced in North America, advancing our nation’s energy security.
Additional benefits of propane include its low cost per gallon compared to traditional fuels, and the relatively low cost of refueling stations compared to other alternative fuels. A variety of propane vehicle models are currently available through equipment manufacturers and select dealerships, typically requiring lower maintenance costs and improved engine life compared to their gasoline counterparts.