With all the information about alternative fuels out there, it can be difficult to know where to turn. That’s why we’ve compiled trusted resources that outline why propane is such a great, sustainable fuel option for fleets and schools — without the need for government subsidies.
Powering school buses with alternative fuels is gaining momentum in pupil transportation. For some, the change comes amid local government pressures. For others, switching to traditional alternative fuels is a simpler way to curb emissions than switching to electric school buses.
Zionsville Community Schools recently made changes to its bus system to accommodate student population growth and support the environment.
According to Amy Eaton, transportation manager for Zionsville Community Schools, 54 buses are now fueled by propane Autogas that supports a healthy environment.
In the ongoing conversation about clean(er) transportation, we continue to hear that the only solutions are electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. We believe these technologies will play a pivotal role over the coming decades. However, consumers should avoid “stepping over the dimes to save the pennies” along the way. The most important step we can take right now is to remove as many outdated diesel vehicles from the roads as soon as possible with commercially viable technologies such as propane autogas.
It’s hard to believe a new year is upon us, and yet here we are opening 2024 following a year of headlines covering things like inflation, the workforce crisis and the world’s collective dive into the arena of artificial intelligence (AI). Among these hot topics is the propane industry’s continued drive to claim its place as a clean, alternative fuel for the future — one that isn’t edged out by the “electrify everything” movement as it fights for energy choice rights for consumers.
“I didn’t know propane could do that.”
I’ve heard it, you’ve heard it, and Tucker Perkins certainly has heard it. In fact, the president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) says it’s the most frustrating part of his job: Getting people outside the industry to truly understand the many benefits, applications and possibilities of the fuel, especially as we look toward a low-carbon future.
If you’ve been a longtime Autoweek reader, then you know Jack Roush. He earned a spot in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019, including his 325 victories in NASCAR’s top three series, along with eight championships as a car owner. And he’s been a savvy businessman too, having built an aftermarket performance empire that can work wonders on your factory Mustang, among other muscle cars.
The Palmyra-Eagle Area School District recently touted its addition of the first electric bus in the state. But should it, especially when there is a near-zero emissions option that is more cost-effective and gets more dirty diesel buses off area roads faster?