The propane autogas fueled Rousch F-Series truck pictured above has the same or better horsepower, torque and towing capacity as the same gasoline fueled truck.
Propane Autogas Basics
- Liquid propane is the world’s most widely used alternative fuel, powering over 15 million vehicles.
- 97% of propane is produced in North America.
- Propane autogas has the largest public refueling network across the United States among any of the current alternative fuels with over 2,500 public propane fueling stations.
- For more than 30 years, the cost of propane autogas has been, on average, 50% less than the cost of gasoline.
- Engines that run on propane autogas has an approximate reduction in maintenance cost of 50%. On average, a propane autogas-converted new vehicle will have about an 87% efficiency rating compared to the same vehicle running on gasoline.
Boehlke Bottled Gas can show you the benefits of an autogas refueling system that can be installed with no upfront cost that can be owned by you. All propane autogas dispensers will be placed on a monitored service plant where we monitor the amount of propane in your storage tank and make your delivery so you have no interruption in service.
Autogas Safety Benefits
- Propane fuel tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than typical gasoline or diesel tanks.
- Propane has the lowest flammability range of all alternative fuels.
- There is no need for large storage systems, storage sizes can be adapted to meet the needs of 5 or 500 vehicles.
- 12% less CO2 emissions than gasoline.
- 60% less CO emissions than gasoline.
- 20% less NOx emissions than gasoline.
- 17% overall reduction in greenhouse gas emission to gasoline.
- In manufactured heavy duty vehicles, Autogas reduces total hydrocarbon emissions by 80% compared to diesel.
Propane Autogas Fuel History
Propane has been used as a motor fuel for decades. Propane autogas powered forklifts have been used in warehouses for years as a powerful, yet clean alternative to diesel and gasoline models. Propane has also been used in commercial applications from floor scrubbers to people transporters.
On the Road Autogas Vehicles
Autogas has been used for on the road vehicles for decades. Companies like Schwan Food Co. have had their vehicles running on propane since 1972. Recently vehicle manufacturers have jumped on board with the offering of propane autogas vehicles direct from the dealer. Dedicated (propane only) Bi-Fuel (runs on gasoline or propane), and Duel Fuel (propane as a supplement) conversion are now available for many makes and models, making options more readily available for consumers.