Look into the costs and benefits of propane vehicles

Fleets of propane-fueled cars and trucks have been rolling onto the pavement as a green alternative to diesel and gasoline vehicles. A Pennsylvania Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program helped put new propane-fueled buses, emergency vehicles, and delivery trucks on the road state wide.

With the continuation of an alternative fuel vehicle incentive program, we took another look into program and the benefits of propane gas vehicles.

Propane vehicles eligible for $1,000 Rebate

The continuation of the six-year-old Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program delivers monetary rebates for companies and individuals purchasing alternative vehicles.

In the past 6 years, approximately 1,700 rebates have been granted.

Buyers of propane-fueled vehicles are eligible for a $1,000 one-time rebate.

Propane fueled Ford F-150 hitting the market

Ford has taken on alternative fuel in one of their biggest models. The 2016 Ford F-150 will be the only half-ton truck to run on propane gas or natural gas. Buyers can opt to have their 5.0 liter V8 engine converted to run on alternative fuels.

Ford also offers propane-powered sedans, vans, and cabs that are popular alternatives for fleet vehicles.

Propane vehicles are an economical choice for fleets – not for the average consumer cars

With the cost of a propane-engine conversion reaching $9,000, it could be a real hit to the wallet of the average consumer to convert their vehicle. But commercial fleets often opt for an alternative fuel due to a lower cost of ownership and reduced vehicle emissions.

Cost of propane is generally lower than gasoline

Fleets using propane as an alternative engine fuel can also expect serious fuel savings. Propane costs an average of $2.11 per gallon compared to an average price of $2.58/gallon for gasoline. Also, a significant amount of propane is made in America – reducing our dependence on foreign oil.

Considering a Propane vehicle?

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