Propane:

Dominates Fleet ROI

purchase new or convert?

LIGHT-DUTY FLEET VEHICLES

  • Ford E-350 single & Dual Rear Wheel  Cutaway, E-450 Dual Rear Wheel Cutaway, Ford Transit Cutaway 

  • Chevrolet Express Cutaway 3500 & 4500

  •  GMC Savana Cutaway 3500 & 4500

PASSENGER VEHICLES:

  • Police & EMT Vehicles
    • Ford Explorer
    • Dodge Charger
    • Chevy Tahoe & Impala
  • Pickup Trucks
    • Dodge Ram 4500
    • Ford F-150, Super Duty F-250 & F-450
    • Chevy Silverado 2500 HD & 4500 HD
    • Sierra 2500 HD
  • Passenger Vans & Buses
    • Chevy Express 2500 & 3500
    • GMC Savana 2500 & 3500
    • Ford Transit Van
    • Blue Bird Micro Bird G5 & Vision Activity

Class 5

  • Ford’s F-550
  • Larger walk-ins and delivery trucks
  • Bucket trucks or cherry pickers

Class 6

  • Single-axle
  • Beverage trucks
  • Rack trucks
  • School buses

Applies to combined weight (towing trailers or other vehicles that weigh more than 10,000 pounds.)

Class 7

  • Street sweepers
  • Garbage trucks
  • City transit buses
  • Furniture trucks and smaller semis

Dedicated Engine

Propane fueled vehicles are available from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and can be ordered from the OEMs direct.

e.g. light-duty propane vehicles

Bi-fuel engine

Vehicles can be converted by a qualified system retrofitter (QSR) to light, medium or heavy-duty vehicles

e.g. F-150, F-250, E-vans, fleets

Plus, converting your vehicle only take one day!

Infrastructure options:

400 miles per tank fill with propane

Onsite Standard Private station

  • Best for a fleet of less than 5o 
  • Onsite 1,000 – 3,000-gallon tank

Option 1: Propane Supplier Owns Infrastructure

The fleet is responsible for site preparation: crash protection and electrical.

Cost for Fleet: $1,500-$15,000 (site preparation)

Option 2: Fleet Owns Infrastructure

The fleet will need to account for purchasing the propane tank, pump, motor, and dispenser.

Cost for Fleet: $20,000-$60,000 (infrastructure) + $1,500-$15,000 (site preparation)

Onsite Advanced Private station

  • Best for 50+ vehicles
  • Larger gallon tank, canopy & multiple dispensers

Option 1: Propane Supplier Owns Infrastructure

The fleet is responsible for site preparation: crash protection and electrical for a two-dispenser setup.

Cost for Fleet: $5,000-$75,000 (site preparation)

Option 2: Fleet Owns Infrastructure

The fleet is responsible for site preparation: crash protection and electrical for a two-dispenser setup.

Cost for Fleet: $60,000-$225,000 (infrastructure) + $5,000-$75,000 (site preparation)

Private or Public Network

Fleets with limited space, or fleets needing more fueling locations along their routes can take advantage of this option with no infrastructure investment. Network refueling stations are accessible 24/7 through a card lock system.

If a network is not currently available in your area, a propane supplier may create one for your fleet, if it’s large enough. Alternatively, multiple fleets can team up to provide adequate load for requesting a refueling network.

Michigan Propane Autogas Fueling Stations

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Propane fuel emissions comparisons

Propane has been considered an Alternative Fuel by the EPA since 1992!

MEDIUM-DUTY TRUCKS

Comparisons:
NOx: 4% less vs. diesel
GHG: 12% less vs. diesel

LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS

Comparisons:
SOx: 37% less vs. gasoline
NOx: 36% less vs. diesel 
            5% less vs. gasoline
GHG: 12% less vs. gasoline

SCHOOL BUSES

Comparisons:
NOx: 96% less vs. clean diesel buses