Saving Money is Easier Than You Think
AutoGas fleets experience fuel cost savings which result in a real cost per mile difference. You can cut your operating and fuel costs substantially by converting your existing fleet vehicles to propane. Compared to gasoline and diesel, vehicles operating on propane autogas achieve an average emissions reduction of close to 20 percent and sometimes more. Propane also achieves a significant reduction in maintenance cost which drastically benefits the fleet in a cost per mile.
AutoGas is an economical, domestically produced alternative fuel and offered significant cost advantages at the pump compared to gasoline or diesel, but Autogas has a much lower overall cost of implementation than natural gas.
Because AutoGas has a higher octane rating (105) and burns cleaner than gasoline (87), AutoGas-powered vehicles experience:
- Less-frequent oil changes
- Increased engine life
- Lowered associated vehicle downtime
In addition to the fuel cost savings, AutoGas conversions may help you save even more:
- Potential for state, municipal and federal grants and tax incentives
- Aftermarket conversion means companies can run their existing fleet on propane AutoGas without the costly expense of a new vehicle purchase
The Affordable Alternative Fuel
The cost of conversion is dependent upon the type of vehicle being converted (car, van or truck) and the number of vehicles in the fleet. Though Sharp’s partnership with Alliance AutoGas, gasoline-to-AutoGas conversion costs approximately $7,000 – 10,000 per vehicle. Sharp Energy can assist with grant and bid applications.
Because propane requires a lower storage pressure than CNG:
- The cost of infrastructure implementation is lower; 15 AutoGas stations can be built for the price of one CNG station.
- Tank size within a vehicle can be much smaller; so, AutoGas vehicles achieve 85% of the range of gasoline vehicles, while CNG vehicles get less than half the range of gasoline vehicles.