The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program’s Propane Autogas Roadshow Series made a stop in Alabama on Thursday. It was the last event in a roadshow series this summer to educate communities and stakeholders about clean, American-made autogas technology. It was hosted by Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, a member of Clean Cities. While many fleets have brought in natural gas vehicles to reduce fuel costs and emissions, propane autogas is being taken more seriously by fleets, and is providing an even more affordable fueling station construction option for fleets than natural gas – up to 20 propane autogas stations can be installed for the cost of one compressed natural gas station, according to an industry analyst.
Fleets running on propane autogas currently save more than $1 per gallon on fuel compared to gasoline, and many report reduced maintenance needs because autogas is cleaner burning. Autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world, and for those concerned about the hassles of importing fuel, 98% of the U.S. autogas supply is made in America. Because propane autogas vehicle conversions and fueling station installations have relatively low upfront costs, autogas is a financially viable alternative fuel option for fleets on a budget, says Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.