Propane Autogas and Propane-Fueled Buses

Transform your buses and other vehicles in Pennsylvania

Propane autogas has been one of North America’s best-kept secrets in vehicle fuel for years. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this country has 60,000 on-road propane vehicles with certified fuel systems, and propane is the third most popular transportation fuel.

Now smart fleet managers in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, York and nearby counties are switching to autogas. There are fantastic incentives for converting your vehicles, and Koppy’s can assist with the process.

Benefits of propane autogas

As a fuel for your light- to medium-duty fleet, propane autogas enjoys significant advantages over gasoline and diesel. Autogas is:

  • economical — Even after you factor in conversion costs, autogas is still the most economical alternative fuel option for vehicle fleets — especially with financial incentives.
  • convenient — Having an on-site propane fueling station means your drivers will spend less time pumping and more time on the road earning money.
  • clean — Autogas burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel, leaving fewer harmful deposits on your engine. Your vehicles will last longer, and you’ll spend less time and money on engine maintenance.
  • reliable — Propane autogas use has been widespread since the 1970s. It is a proven technology.
  • eco-friendly — Clean, green propane also emits about 20% less carbon monoxide, 40% less nitrogen oxide and 10% less carbon dioxide than gasoline. It also emits virtually no particulate matter.
  • safe — Autogas tanks on converted vehicles are 20 times as puncture-resistant as gasoline tanks, and propane has the lowest flammability range of any alternative motor fuel.

Pennsylvania wants bus fleets to convert to autogas

If you’re considering moving your bus fleet away from gasoline or diesel, this is a fantastic time to switch to propane autogas. Pennsylvania’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants are available to school districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations and businesses that move their fleets to cleaner fuel sources, like autogas.

There are also federal incentives for switching. These grants and refunds can largely defray the cost of converting your fleet. Then you can benefit from the lower per-gallon fueling price of propane.

Connect with Koppy’s Propane to get started with autogas!

If you’re ready to move to propane power — or simply to learn if it makes sense for your light- to medium-duty fleet — Koppy’s Propane can help. Koppy’s specialists can help convert your existing fleet and assist in securing the most government incentives for your conversion. Our autogas conversions are available in dual-fuel configurations — meaning your drivers can switch back to gasoline on the fly, if necessary.

If you finance your conversion, you will probably see an immediate return on investment. If you pay for conversions up front, you will usually realize a return in 12 to 24 months, depending on how many miles you drive.

We can also place autogas storage units and dispensers at your business and set up a propane delivery schedule tailored to your needs. With Koppy’s Propane behind you, you’ll have a guaranteed reliable year-round fuel supply anytime and anywhere you need it. Our fleet-fueling solutions include:

  • research and implementation of your autogas fleet conversions
  • installation of a spill-free, zero-emissions fueling station at your fleet base
  • initial support training for your drivers at no additional cost
  • ongoing training and technical support as your fleet grows

Interested in seeing how much you can save with autogas? Contact us today to learn more!