Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion
Propane is the market leader in alternative fuels for the automotive sector powering more than 4 million vehicles in more than 38 countries. Why? Propane provides fleet managers with a cost-effective, clean, safe and reliable alternative fuel.
The U.S. Department of Energy projects that propane will be the leading alternative vehicle fuel in the 21st century. Local government and private sector fleets will soon be required to purchase alternative-fueled cars and trucks in an effort to reduce harmful emissions from fossil fuels - the leading source of air pollution in the United States.
Tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show that propane vehicles can produce 30 percent to 90 percent less carbon monoxide and about 50 percent fewer toxics and other smog-producing emissions than gasoline engines.
Propane is listed as an approved alternative fuel in the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
The Orange County, California Transit Authority's mass transit buses currently have engines modified to run on propane. Recent tailpipe emissions tests comparing compressed natural gas (CNG) with propane showed that propane is 87 percent lower in total hydrocarbons, 50 percent lower in nitrogen oxides and 40 percent lower in particulate matter.
Article courtesy of National Propane Gas Association.