When commercial fleets look to decrease their emissions, save on budgets, and chose a sustainable fuel, many turn to propane autogas.
On average, propane autogas is up to 40% less expensive than gasoline and about 50% less than diesel. One of the additional benefits of propane is the number of fueling choices it gives the operator.
Let’s examine fueling and what you can expect from propane providers.
Propane Fueling Options
Many fleet operators choose to install onsite stations, which allows companies to install fueling infrastructure on their property, eliminating trips to off-site stations and furthering their sustainability bottom line.
Propane autogas fueling infrastructure costs less than any other transportation energy source — conventional or alternative.
A company can also opt for mobile fueling. In this scenario, the propane supplier comes to your location and fuels your vehicles onsite with a propane delivery truck.
Lastly, there are public stations. There are thousands of propane autogas fueling stations across the U.S. and stations in every state.
Also, consider America’s large surplus of propane. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. had a stock of 80 million barrels in November 2017. That’s about 1.85 million barrels produced per day and exported only half.
How to Find a Propane Provider
When working with fleet operators, many propane vehicle manufacturers can connect owners directly with propane providers. These are the folks who specialize in helping fleets choose the right fueling option based on fleet size, routes, budget, and facility space.
Once fleet operators complete the vehicle spec process, determine how many vehicles and the types of vehicles it needs, they are more equipped to reach out to the recommended propane marketers.
In addition to the fuel itself, propane marketers offer high-quality equipment and service.
After the supplier connects with the fleet operator, the supplier will make its recommendations. If an onsite station is selected, they will schedule a site visit with the fleet operator and the local fire marshal.
During the site visit, the three parties will walk through the location and determine where to put a fueling station. They will also discuss how many vehicles will fuel at the site, which will help calculate the expected yearly fuel usage and determine the propane tank size. Click here to read the full article.