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Propane Autogas Services for Businesses, Schools, and Municipalities in North Carolina

Save money and the environment with propane autogas from Pico Propane!

If you think the only fuel options available for your vehicle fleet are gasoline or diesel fuels, you’ll be happy to know that there is a better choice out there. And when we say better, we mean that it’s better for your vehicles, your bottom line, and the environment. It’s propane autogas!

Pico Propane serves many local businesses, municipalities, and school districts with our complete propane autogas services. We’ll help you put propane autogas to work so you can save money on your fleet fueling.

What is propane autogas?

Autogas is propane used in vehicles as a substitute for gasoline and diesel. It has gained popularity worldwide as a more sustainable fuel choice.

In 2022, the worldwide usage of propane autogas had reached 27 million vehicles.

Propane autogas has been used in a multitude of applications including school buses, municipal vehicles, farm tractors, delivery vans and trucks, and commercial vans like those used by tradespeople such as electricians, plumbers, painters, and carpenters.

Propane autogas filling stations can be found in all states across America, making it easy to access this environmentally friendly fuel source no matter where you are. Also, filling your vehicles with propane autogas is almost exactly the same process as filling them with gasoline or diesel.

According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, nearly 66% of alternative fuel vehicles in the US use propane, making it the third most popular fuel after gasoline and diesel. As a result, there have been many recent advancements in vehicles powered by propane autogas.

What are the benefits of propane autogas?

Propane autogas can offer a variety of advantages to your business, municipality, or school district. Check out some of them below.

Save money on fuel – Autogas is a cost-effective option with an average savings of 30 to 40% per mile traveled. It is usually 30% cheaper than gasoline, but with recent fuel price increases, autogas is even more advantageous compared to diesel.

Lower operating costs than diesel – Using diesel technology can result in additional expenses due to the requirement of buying, storing and replacing diesel emissions fluid. The use of anti-gel fluids becomes necessary in very cold temperatures to prevent fuel filter or line blockages. Opting for propane autogas eliminates all these concerns.

Reduced cost of ownership – Diesel vehicles require a diesel particulate filter to meet emission standards, which needs regular cleaning. Excessive idling can increase maintenance costs and overall ownership expenses. Autogas engines, in contrast, produce zero emissions, require less maintenance, and can have a longer life expectancy compared to diesel or gasoline vehicles.

If you are managing a fleet of buses for your school district or municipality, using propane autogas is an outstanding, fiscally responsible option for making the most of taxpayer dollars.

Get all the benefits that clean-burning propane autogas offers for your community, business, or school. Contact Pico Propane to learn more about our autogas services!