Propane is a common alt fuel for fleets, buses, delivery trucks and police cars in the United States. Also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane powers over 10 million vehicles worldwide, with 270,000 of them on the roadways of America.
Unfortunately, you can’t just go to the car dealer down the street and order a propane-powered car. However there are certified installers that can convert a conventional car or truck to propane with a retrofit package. The U.S. Department of Energy maintains this up-to-date propane information regarding the availability of light, medium and heavy-duty propane vehicles and conversions, in addition to this searchable database for propane makes and models back to 2001.
Propane Vehicles Offer Cleaner Emissions
Testing of modern propane powered vehicles has proven they are far cleaner than conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, converted propane vehicles are significantly cleaner than gasoline since they "offer potentially lower toxic, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nonmethane hydrocarbon (NMHC) emissions."
Propane Tax Incentives
There are a variety of federal and state-wide incentives for vehicles that use LPG. This propane vehicle incentive database provides current information regarding the incentives and laws for propane-powered vehicles.
Find a Propane Filling Station Near You
There are about 2,500 propane filling stations in the United States.This propane filling station database, maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides current locations of stations in all 50 states. Current infrastructure development is updated here, and a complete listing of public and private alt fuel fueling stations, searchable by fuel type is also available.