Commercial Applications of Propane Autogas

Posted: November 6, 2023

What Vehicles Can Use Autogas?

Propane autogas describes propane when it is used as a fuel for vehicles. Propane autogas is the world’s most popular alternative fuel, which is defined as any product that bypasses the two big traditional petroleum fuels: gasoline and diesel.

According to the Propane Education & Research Council, there are more than 60,000 propane autogas commercial vehicles on the road today, including a wide range of delivery fleets. Because propane autogas is such an efficient fuel, truck routes can extend to over 300 miles on a single refuel.

Besides light-duty and medium-duty trucks, propane autogas also powers school buses, taxis, shuttles, forklifts, commercial lawnmowers and more. To keep all these wheels in motion, there are thousands of propane autogas fueling stations in the U.S., with stations in every state.

Autogas Vs. Other Fuels: Comparing Costs

American-made propane autogas is an extremely safe, clean-burning alternative fuel that doesn’t require the same expensive repairs and replacement parts compared to other fuel vehicles. Let’s take a closer look:

Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Savings

Propane autogas fleet operators can also save money by taking advantage of the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit, which is part of the Inflation Reduction Act passed by the U.S. Congress. You may qualify to claim a credit for every gasoline gallon equivalent of propane autogas purchased.

The credit is available through December 31, 2024, and extends back to January 1, 2022. The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) estimates that this credit will be a $200 million boon to the propane industry annually.

Propane Autogas from Wilson Oil & Propane in PA

At Wilson Oil & Propane, we believe so strongly in propane autogas that we run the majority of our vehicle fleet on it. By relying on propane autogas, we have already displaced tens of thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel. We can help you do the same!

Make us your propane autogas partner, and we’ll help you save time and improve your bottom line even further. We’ll set you up with a secure storage container and put you on a delivery schedule to suit your needs. Instead of your employees losing time stopping at a fueling station every day to fill up with gasoline, we’ll deliver to your business so you can get to your customers faster.

See how much your fleet could save on average by switching to autogas. For a FREE comprehensive savings estimate, please contact us today.