enforcement fleets, including police, security, and
traffic enforcement vehicles, require a versatile,
reliable fuel. Propane can meet the performance
needs of high-mileage, high-runtime vehicles that
range from large, powerful police cruisers to
smaller, more maneuverable scooters.
enforcement agencies, which often custom-order
vehicles, can request dedicated propane vehicles or
propane bi-fuel vehicles as part of their ordering
process. Law enforcement fleet operations are also
conducive to centralized propane refueling.
Law Enforcement Vehicles Offer Major
Reduce fleet maintenance costs and increase
Ensure the reliable operation of essential
emergency and security vehicles.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nitrogen oxide,
carbon monoxide, and particulate emissions in
comparison to fleets fueled by gasoline.
Promote environmentally friendly transportation
throughout the community because of their high
Support the use of domestically produced fuel,
decreasing reliance on foreign imports.
fleet operators an alternative fuel tax credit
of 50 cents per every gallon of propane sold.
and Grounds Maintenance
grounds maintenance equipment requires a portable,
low-cost fuel that delivers sufficient power.
Propane delivers equivalent energy to gasoline and
diesel while reducing emissions in certain
applications, such as commercial mowers, trimmers,
and leaf blowers. Propane-fueled mowers may even be
permitted to operate when local regulations ban
gasoline mowers in certain areas in order to protect
Replacing gasoline as a fuel source in commercial
and residential mowers helps increase alternative
fuel consumption, decrease our nationís dependence
on imported oil, and improve our air quality.
Manufacturers are also developing conversion kits
that enable gasoline-fueled mowers to use propane,
allowing users to save fuel costs and help clean the
environment with their existing mowers.
Studies: Commercial Mowers
propane-fueled equipment is
impacting the commercial
lawn care industry.
cost of propane and improved
sustainability resonate for
Chicagoís Competitive Lawn
benefits crucial for
Mowers Offer the Following Benefits:
viable pathway for complying with federal
alternative fuel vehicle requirements for
Simple, often on-site, refueling processes.
Cost-effective development of on-site refueling
Purchase or conversion rebates and incentives
offered by federal and state organizations.
credits and exemptions on refueling costs.
Almost 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas
emissions and 80 percent reduction in carbon
Elimination of the potential for fuel theft and
The Dollars and Sense
of Propane for Your Fleet
is becoming increasingly attractive as a cost
savings opportunity for business fleet owners.
The escalating cost of gasoline and diesel, the new
emissions regulations for 2007 and 2010, and the
requirements for ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) are
contributing to business owners reconsidering their
fleet fuel choices.
more than 10 million vehicles on the road today,
propane is the most-used alternative motor fuel
in the world.
average, fleet vehicles fueled by propane reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent.
of propane can result in lower vehicle
maintenance costs, lower emissions, and fuel
costs savings when compared to conventional
gasoline and diesel.
is a low-emission, economic and easily used fuel
that can play an important role as an alternative,
non-petroleum fuel for our state and the nation.
Bird Corporation Unveils Propane Powered School Bus
Blue Bird Corporation unveiled the
Propane Powered Vision School Bus
at the National Association of Pupil Transportation Conference and Trade
Show in Kansas City, Missouri on November 7, 2006. The vehicle is Blue
Birdís latest innovation in providing their customers with maximum
performance and economic flexibility to meet the challenges of 2007 EPA
school bus engine emission requirements. The dedicated propane bus is
also an important component of the Blue Bird Corporation Alternative
Fuels strategy. This is the first dedicated propane powered school bus
to be offered by a major manufacturer in the United States since 2002.
School districts in Dallas and Denton, Texas, and
Portland, Oregon, currently rely on propane school buses. Dallas County
operates 500 propane buses. All report great success and budgetary
Propane is becoming
increasingly attractive as a cost savings opportunity for business fleet
owners. The propane engine fuel market is poised for growth with the tax
incentives passed in the 2005 Energy and Highway bills that took effect
December 31, 2005 and October 1, 2006 respectively. These tax incentives
create a significant opportunity for propane engine fuel markets as well
as for all alternative fuels. The following information is a summary of
the federal tax incentives available from the IRS. We recommend you
visit the IRS web site directly for a complete review of each program.
For more detailed information, click here
New York State
Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition
and other affected entities must
procure increasing percentages
of AFVs as part of their annual
vehicle acquisition plans;
propane vehicles qualify under
100% of all new light-duty
vehicles must be AFVs, with the
exception of designated
specialty, police, or emergency
Executive Order 9, 2008,
Executive Order 142, 2005 (PDF
238KB), and (Executive
Order 111, 2001). The
following is quoted from
Executive Order 111, section V:
Procurement of Clean Fuel
Agencies and other affected
entities shall procure
increasing percentages of
vehicles, as part of their
annual vehicle acquisition
plans. By 2005, at least 50
percent of new light-duty
vehicles acquired by each
agency and affected entity
shall be alternative-fueled
vehicles, and by 2010, 100
percent of all new
light-duty vehicles shall be
with the exception of
specialty, police or
emergency vehicles as
designated by DOB. State
agencies and other affected
entities that operate
medium- or heavy-duty
vehicles shall implement
strategies to reduce
petroleum consumption and
emissions by using
alternative fuels and
improving fleet fuel
Propane Injection vehicles meet
all requirements as an AFV, in
the State of New York. As such,
ROUSH Propane vehicles are
eligible for funding up to 75%
of the differential cost versus
conventional fuel, for municipal
and government agency
purchases. NYSERDA is charged
with administering grants to NY
If you want to spend more time taking care of
business, and less time worrying about the energy
required to run it,
contact a DiSanto Propane Consultant today and
learn why it makes sound business sense to make
DiSanto Propane your energy partner in