As emissions standards continue to increase, alternative fuels are gaining in popularity with fleets across the country. And with the ongoing unpredictability of both diesel and gasoline fuel prices, there’s never been a better time to consider switching to a cost-effective, clean-burning fuel option like propane autogas.
Choosing which fuel source to power your business is an important decision. Before you decide to make the switch, you need to weigh both the positives and the negatives of converting your fleet.
The Pros of Autogas
Here are a few of the benefits of converting your fleet to propane:
- It’s readily available. Over 90 percent of the propane used in the United States is produced domestically.
- It’s better for the environment. Propane yields 60 percent less carbon monoxide and 24 percent fewer greenhouse gasses than gasoline.
- It’s easy to use. When handled correctly, the transportation and storing of autogas are convenient and safe.
- It provides greater engine efficiency. The alternative fuel source impacts your fleet’s lifecycle operating costs, extending the motor life and lowering fuel costs by up to 30 percent.
- It offers you less downtime. Autogas vehicles have a longer driving range than vehicles powered by other fuel sources.
The Cons of Converting to Autogas
There are a few potential drawbacks that come with autogas fleet conversion:
- You have less refueling options. In particular states, autogas fueling stations aren’t as readily available as standard gasoline and diesel facilities.
- You have more costs up front. Making the switch to propane requires the conversion of new (or used) conventionally-powered vehicles.
When it comes to alternative fuels, propane is the most economical, safe, and readily available fuel today.
Georgia Gas Distributors has been working hand in hand with fleets and autogas conversion systems since 1957. And we’ve partnered with the best conversion system manufacturers in the industry to provide turnkey solutions that help fleet managers and owners tap into the advantages of propane autogas.
If you’d like to learn more about our autogas options, please contact Georgia Gas online today or call (404) 497-1600 to speak with one of our representatives and find out what propane autogas can do for your fleet.