What is Propane AutoGas?
Sounds great, but what is it?
Propane AutoGas is simply liquid petroleum gas, or propane, labeled for use in on-road vehicles. Propane AutoGas is the third most popular automotive fuel in the world, behind gasoline and diesel, with more than 23 million vehicles powered using Propane AutoGas around the world. Propane Autogas vehicles burn cleanly and can run at higher compression ratios than conventional vehicles. This results in higher energy output while producing lower emissions levels.
Gasoline-powered engines can be converted to use AutoGas in place of gasoline or in conjunction with it. AutoGas has an effective octane rating between 104 and 112, and it performs similarly to gasoline in an engine with no knocking. Diesel engines can replace a portion of their diesel use with propane in a dual-fuel setup, but since propane does not easily ignite from compression-like diesel fuel, it cannot entirely replace diesel fuel in a diesel engine.
Why should I convert my vehicle?
AutoGas is typically 30%-60% of the cost per gallon of gasoline, so even with a 1% – 10% fuel economy loss, it is incredibly cost-effective.
Propane AutoGas also burns cleaner than gasoline, and with less harmful exhaust emissions. It’s better for your engine and for the air we all breathe. For more information on the environmental benefits click here.
Are there any other benefits?
Anyone who wants to save on their fuel expenses and help the environment can use AutoGas. Fleet managers will find propane to be especially enticing since conversions will pay off more quickly the more miles driven. Propane AutoGas LLC has 6 public fueling stations in northeast Indiana, and there are 2,600 other AutoGas stations around the country. Propane AutoGas conversions are for individuals and businesses who want to save on their fuel expenses and burn a more environmentally friendly, domestically produced fuel.
An investment in Propane AutoGas leads to considerably lower life-cycle vehicle costs for fleets. Diesel, gasoline, and other alternative fuels burden budgets with costly infrastructure and maintenance demands.
Unlike conventional fuels, Propane AutoGas provides an affordable infrastructure solution for fleets that need a central refueling location. Personal vehicle owners can also enjoy the growing number of Propane AutoGas Stations. There are Propane AutoGas refueling stations in every state, with more opening every day.
Propane AutoGas delivers better performance for each dollar invested. When you take advantage of potential government tax incentives, the payback period on Propane AutoGas investments is even shorter. Propane AutoGas is also better for your vehicle, with an octane rating of 104 (gasoline 87-93), vehicles are proven to last 2-3 years longer and require less frequent oil changes.
Fleets and personal vehicle owners can choose from a wide variety of OEM-supported vehicles that are EPA- and CARB-certified. Many provide equal horsepower, torque, and towing capacity to conventional versions of the same models.
Drive Green While Saving Green
Propane AutoGas is an economical approach to significantly lower harmful emissions. Vehicles fueled by Propane AutoGas emit 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than vehicles running on gasoline. Propane AutoGas also cuts smog producing hydrocarbons by up to 70%.
Abundant Supply Produced in the U.S.
Choosing vehicles that run on American-made Propane AutoGas reduces dependence on foreign oil and keeps jobs at home. With more than 90% of propane production coming from domestic natural gas, the United States is producing enough of its own propane to exceed customer demand.