If you are a regular reader of our blog then you may have picked up some information on propane powered vehicles in the past. In this blog that’s all we are going to be talking about, an in depth article on propane powered vehicles and what you need to know about them. Driving around every day you probably go by several propane vehicles and you don’t even know it. How cool is that?!
What kind of Vehicles?
In the past we have talked about Construction and farm vehicles that run on propane but many others are switching to propane as well. Most people don’t realize that there are vehicles that run on propane. Many large fleets are using propane now such as busses, trucks, and equipment! Not just that but there are also regular street Vehicles such as cars, Vans, and SUVs that run on propane! Propane powered vehicles run about the same as conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. However, propane vehicles do better in certain areas. They run better in cold weather than other vehicles, this will save you time and energy on cold winter morning. It is great to have fuel options when you are considering buying a new vehicle of any kind!
How does it work?
If you are wondering about using propane as a fuel source for a vehicle here are your options; 1. You can buy a vehicle that was specifically made to run solely on propane. 2. You can buy a vehicle that can run on both propane and gasoline, or 3. You can convert your current vehicle to run on propane! You must have the conversion done by a professional that can provide an EPA certification. This is a great option for anyone that is interested in running their vehicle on Propane.
Why do it?
One really great reason to switch to a propane vehicle is the economical benefit! You will save so much money on gas, which is the main reason so many companies are switching their Fleets to propane. The vehicle might cost a little more or it might cost a bit of money for you to convert your vehicles but in the long run you will end up saving money because the price of propane is so much lower. Another great reason is that propane run engines are extremely reliable. They need less maintenance, they have been shown to be more hardy, and last longer. That’s another way you will save money with buying a propane vehicle. Something that is a huge plus for many of us who care about the environment is that propane is a green fuel source! Propane is nontoxic. Gasoline and diesel fueled engines have a higher carbon content, switching to propane with lower the carbon footprint for yourself or your company. Most of us can agree that lowering greenhouse emissions would be a great idea. These are just some of the reasons why switching to propane for your vehicles is a great choice.
If you are considering getting a new vehicle and you are weighing your options, make sure that you throw propane powered vehicles into the mix! We believe that propane is the future! So let’s start now! If you have any questions feel free to give us a call at CoEnergy Propane!