Fleets Show Renewed Interest in Propane

Propane tanks

- February 27, 2012

Liq­ue­fied gas or propane was first used in 1913, but this cheap­er gas alter­na­tive is now enjoy­ing renewed inter­est from light- and medi­um-duty truck fleets due to ris­ing fuel prices and tax cred­it avail­abil­i­ty. The cost of a gal­lon of propane has remained about 30% to 40% less than a gal­lon of gaso­line over a 15-year aver­age. None of the large man­u­fac­tur­ers offers a propane truck direct from the fac­to­ry, but sev­er­al large com­pa­nies spe­cial­ize in con­vert­ing engines to run on propane at a con­ver­sion cost rang­ing from $8,000 — $16,000 per vehi­cle.