Ever wonder if other Americans, like you, have been interested in converting their vehicles to propane autogas? Being able to save on fuel, and possibly qualifying for government tax credits are just two of the benefits.
Recently in Mesa Arizona, public schools have made the decision to go green in a way that will revolutionize transportation. A count of 61 school buses, now being fueled by propane auto gas, makes this our nations first complete fleet. It is estimated that in a mere 5 years Mesa schools will reap benefits estimating at $4.4 million in saving alone!
Autogas is a mixture of propane and butane and is also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A more common use for auto gas is in the household generator. It is the third most popular fuel in the world, being used as “green fuel” and reducing exhaust emission by 25%. After many years of trial and error in trying to pinpoint the best and most cost effective way to become environmentally friendly, Mesa Public Schools found it out and is now the leader in alternative fuel both in district and nationwide. Starting a trend, Mesa Public Schools has helped skyrocket propane autogas school bus sales to an all-time high.
Since February 2012 more than 270,000 auto gas vehicles have hit the streets in an effort to help save the planet, accounting for a mere 2% of the world’s total. In an effort to make converting easier and hassle free for America, the United States has over 2.843 autogas fueling stations across the country. Ever reaching above the curve, the goal of Mesa Public Schools is to become the first fleet in the nation to run a 100% all propane autogas fleet. Mesa’s director of transportation and vehicle maintenance, Ron Latko, happily accepted an award for leadership in converting to low emission. Latko said, “We are committed to showing parents and residents in our community that we’re doing everything we can to be fiscally and environmentally responsible…”. He finished with, “The fuel is green, safe, and proven, and we plan to keep converting diesel buses until we run 100 percent on propane autogas.”.
For more information on Mesa Schools’ effort
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