Q. What is a dedicated propane Autogas vehicle?
A. It’s a vehicle that runs on propane autogas only.
Q. What is the difference between bi-fuel and dual fuel?
A. Bi-fuel refers to a vehicle that runs on either propane autogas or gasoline. Many aftermarket conversions are bi-fuel systems. Dual fuel refers to vehicles where both propane autogas and diesel are injected into the engine at the same time. This is done primarily as a way of displacing diesel use.
Q. What companies offer propane autogas vehicle conversion kits?
A. EPA- and CARB-certified conversions of existing vehicles are available nationwide. See the complete list of aftermarket systems at propane.com/on-road-fleets.
Q. How much does it typically cost to convert a vehicle to propane Autogas? How does that compare with other alternative fuels?
A. An average light-duty propane autogas conversion ranges in cost from $6,000 to $12,000, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That compares with $12,000 to $18,000 to convert a light-duty vehicle to CNG according to Natural Gas Vehicles for America. Pricing varies, depending on vehicle type and location.
Q. How long does it take to see a return on investment from switching to propane autogas?
A. Propane autogas consistently delivers a strong return on investment to fleets. The exact length of that payback period depends on a number of factors, however, including current fuel and maintenance costs; number of vehicles converted; type of vehicles converted; average life of vehicles; and driver habits. The savings are even greater if you take advantage of tax credits. Call us at 844-200-FUEL to find out which State and Federal incentives you may qualify for, including equipment funding, fuel tax rebates, and more.
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