After decades of reliably providing fleets with a clean energy solution, propane is now reducing emissions along the path to zero even further by providing a significantly less expensive and cleaner recharging solution.
Gerald “Stretch” Blackard, owner of Tok Transportation in Alaska, gives his experience with running an electric bus in cold weather and why it may not be best for his operation.
Additionally, Steven Whaley of the Propane Education & Research Council shares how propane is a readily available way to help districts reach their clean school bus goals.
Last week, we wrapped up an action packed three days at the NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis. The industry’s premier commercial work truck event did not disappoint and it was great seeing many of you there!
Propane school buses are an excellent way to reduce emissions and improve air quality in your district—while meeting your energy needs. School bus engines powered by low-carbon propane are 90% cleaner than EPA standards. In fact, propane school buses have a lower average carbon intensity score over the lifetime of the vehicle than even electric buses. And they emit up to 96% less nitrogen oxide than diesel buses, nearly eliminating exposure to toxins that aggravate asthma and other health issues.
In the race to decarbonization and net-zero emissions, electric vehicles have become all the rage, even finding their way into recent, expensive Super Bowl commercials. But the propane industry knows it has a clean, alternative fuel on its hands. Key industry players want autogas-powered vehicles to get their fair time in the spotlight.
And in places like Europe, they’re getting just that. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the markets for battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles in Europe are growing in the alternative power sector.