Propane Autogas; A Smart Vehicle Alternative for Wisconsin
Propane Autogas:A Smart Vehicle Alternative for Wisconsin
Propane Autogas:The Smarter Vehicle Alternative• Propane-autogas-fueled vehicles have existed foralmost 100 years• Approximately 17 million propane-autogas-fueledvehicles are in operation around the globe• Propane autogas is the most widely used alternativetransportation fuel in the world
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For anyone who operates a diesel poweredpiece of equipment to accomplish the following:Reduce fuel costs2. Extend engine life by reducing carbon abrasionwithin a diesel engine3. Reduce carbon emissions- Reduced Particulate Matter Filter Regenerations(newer model motors)- Reduced Urea usage (newer model motors)4. Safely Increase horsepower
Hybrid diesel Injection displaces a portion of your diesel fuelwith propane or natural gas. This displacement rangesbetween 20% and 50% - depending on which fuel is beingused. Propane and natural gas cost far less than dieselfuel. For example, the average over-the-road heavy truckthat travels 100,000 miles a year will save between $11,000and $15,000 a year on their fuel bill using HDI.How Does HDI Work?
• Approximately 90percent of propaneconsumed in the U.S. isproduced domestically• An additional 7 percentis produced in CanadaDomestically Produced
Domestically ProducedPropane Distribution Network
Flammability RangeAmong alternative fuels,propane has the narrowestflammability rangeSafety Advantages ofPropane Autogas
• Requires a higher temperature to ignite thangasoline or diesel fuel• Does not puddle – vaporizes and dissipatesinto the air• Cannot be accidentally ingestedSafety Advantages ofPropane Autogas
• Built-in safety devices and shut-off valves• Propane tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistantthan gasoline tanksSafety Advantages ofPropane Autogas
Propane-Autogas-Fueled Vehicles MeetStrict Set of Rules and Requirements• The Department of Transportation• National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration• Environmental Protection Agency
Propane-Autogas-Fueled Vehicles MeetStrict Set of Rules and Requirements• American Society of Mechanical Engineers• National Fire Protection Association• Underwriters’ Laboratory
Technology EnhancementsChanging Perceptions• Performance level equalor greater than gasoline-and diesel-fueled vehicles• Better system integration• Highly trained mechanics
Successful Fleet InitiativesPrigge’s School Bus Service, Sheboygan, WI“So far we are very pleased withour new vehicles. Our drivers,and student passengers, justlove the almost instant heat onthese cold winter days. Theyalso mention that the units arevery quiet when inoperation. And the best part isNO smelly, smokey dieselexhaust.“Phil Boettner, Prigge’s
Successful Fleet Initiatives ---School Buses in Wisconsin•There will be over 100 propane powered schoolbuses transporting children to school when schoolstarts fall of 2013.•I project propane bus sales to be about 15 - 20%of new bus sales in Wisconsin for 2013.•2012 it was less than 5%.Richard NelsonWisconsin Bus SalesApril 23, 2013
Successful Fleet InitiativesBadger Cab, Madison, WI
Propane Autogas Resourceshttp://www.autogasusa.orgThis Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)-sponsored websiteprovides information on the several different types of propane-autogas-fueledvehicles (and other types of propane equipment), fueling with propaneautogas, adoption incentives, and propane autogas webinars.http://www.propanesafety.comThis PERC website provides information and training dates for the PropaneEmergencies program.http://www.afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/propane.htmlThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center websitedelivers information on various alternative-fueled vehicles, including thosefueled by propane autogas.
Propane Autogas Resourceshttp://www.collinsbus.comThe Collins Bus Corporation website provides information about themany buses it manufactures, including the first developed Type ANEXBUS school bus fueled by propane autogas.http://www.roushcleantech.comCalculate your emissions savings with propane autogas, view products,and learn why propane autogas is the fuel choice for progressive companiessuch as ROUSH.http://www.blue-bird.comThe Blue Bird website contains information about the different typesof buses it manufactures and the affordable green solutions itspropane-autogas-fueled buses offer.