Propane has been successfully used as a motor fuel since the 1920s. Today in Michigan, more than 10,000 vehicles operate on propane, which can be accessed at more than 500 fueling stations throughout the state.
Propane is called Autogas when it’s used as a motor fuel. The third most widely used vehicle fuel in the world, Autogas is almost entirely domestically produced. It substantially reduces fuel emissions and provides savings of 30-50% versus retail gasoline.
This clean, efficient motor fuel now powers everything from school buses, shuttles and delivery trucks to forklifts, lawnmowers and farm tractors.
And it’s making a big impression for forward-thinking Michigan businesses, who find that operating their vehicles with eco-friendly Autogas strongly appeals to their client base.
Clean, safe, powerful and USA-made
Better for the environment
Autogas-powered vehicles produce lower emissions than gasoline vehicles, including 20% less carbon monoxide, 40% less nitrogen oxide and 10% less carbon dioxide.
A safe alternative
Propane tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than gasoline tanks; propane engine fuel systems also have many passive safety devices that automatically stop the flow of significant leaks.
Longer engine life
Because Autogas burns so cleanly, your vehicles will require less frequent maintenance and engine life will be extended.
Better vehicle performance
When compared to gasoline, Autogas provides equivalent power in even the heaviest applications while providing superior performance. Autogas gives you the longest driving range of any alternative fuel available today.
Made in the USA
The vast majority of propane consumed in the United States is produced here and distributed through an established infrastructure. Fueling vehicles with Autogas instead of gasoline or diesel increases U.S. energy security and provides more job opportunities here.
Qualified propane companies can help you convert to Autogas for your commercial fleet, help you set up a propane fueling station at your facility, or provide on-site fueling on a scheduled basis.