Organizations large and small desire to implement sustainable solutions. Alliance can help you balance the energy equation.
Sustainability means more than renewable energy; it means good stewardship of our natural resources and meeting the needs of today while ensuring those of future generations are met. This requires a balanced energy equation including technology, economics and protecting the environment.
Some energy alternatives with great promise aren’t immediately actionable because they are not yet able to balance this value equation. Autogas is a viable solution now because it has already balanced these crucial elements.
The first element of the value equation is sustainable technology. Autogas technology is proven and accessible, and it’s viable even in the absence of incentivized programs.
Autogas has proven, shovel-ready technology that can contribute to a diverse and sustainable U.S. energy portfolio and help balance our nation’s energy equation. With over 18 million vehicles worldwide running on propane autogas, it is the third most widely used vehicle fuel in the world behind conventional gasoline and diesel.
Sustainable practices can’t be limited to environmental factors. The economics behind a program have to be sustainable too, beyond government incentives. This includes elements such as affordability and convenience.
The cost efficiency of autogas infrastructure and the cost savings realized by fleets who operate vehicles on autogas make it a sustainable alternative fuel solution. Often with other alternative fuels, groups that receive funds don’t move their program forward beyond grant implementation because the technology itself is cost prohibitive.
Another key facet to the sustainable economics of autogas is represented in the ratio of cost for implementation versus gallons of gasoline and harmful emissions displaced. For every dollar put toward propane conversions, we substantially reduce our dependence on foreign oil, as well as harmful emissions.
One Clean Cities Coalition partnered with Alliance AutoGas to secure $8.6 from the DOE’s ARRA grant to convert 1,200 cars for an estimated displacement of 15,772,100 gallons of gasoline and more than 16,000 tons of airborne pollutants.
The reality is, no organization or government wants to underwrite a grant forever; they want to underwrite something sustainable – an initiative that might not get jumpstarted on its own – that with a nudge, will pick up and carry forward. Successful grant awards go to those who show the most promise, and autogas implementation is less expensive and a more viable solution for post-grant expansion than many other alternative fuels.
The third and final piece to our value equation is environmental sustainability. True sustainable transportation requires that our current transportation systems be strengthened or replaced by more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly alternatives.
Transportation is one of the major global consumers of energy, representing 20-25% of aggregate energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Autogas is a clean-burning fuel with significantly lower well-to-wheel CO2 emissions than gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles.
Autogas-powered vehicles produce lower emissions than gasoline vehicles, charting the following reductions:
Of the $300,000,000 awarded for alternative fuel projects as part of the ARRA, groups that made requests based on a diverse range of alternative fuels didn’t see as much success because the value equation didn’t quite line up.
One group that made a request based on a variety of different fuel platforms requested $15 million for an overall program that would only displace 3 million gallons of gasoline. If you chart fuels that were awarded large sums, propane comes out on top.
While Virginia Clean Cities, together with Alliance AutoGas, displaced gasoline at a ratio of 2 gallons for every $1 spent, another group using various alternative fuels estimated displacement at only .25 gallons of gasoline for every $1 spent.
Alliance AutoGas provides everything your fleet needs to switch fuels, with zero upfront cost. There is no other alternative fuel, or alternative fuel provider, that can deliver positive cash flow from day one like Alliance AutoGas does. Alliance AutoGas is America’s only complete program to shift fleets to this cleaner, more affordable, American-made fuel.
Autogas vehicles, sometimes called propane vehicles, propane trucks, propane vans, etc., are used in many different applications by propane fleets of all types. Contact us today for more information!
Our certified technicians upgrade your gasoline vehicles with an autogas system, without voiding the warranty. Or, if you prefer to purchase OEM propane trucks, cars, vans or other models, we’ll make that process easy.
We provide an autogas fueling station at your fleet base, along with the technical and safety training you need to ensure your shift to autogas is smooth and successful. And we provide ongoing customer support to keep your operators happy and your vehicles in good shape.