Schools are known for being smart – it’s kind of what they do. So when school bus fleets around the country start converting their vehicles to propane autogas, it’s something to take note of.
That’s exactly what’s been happening for the better part of the last decade: in fact, since 2012, the registration of propane Autogas vehicles to school bus fleets has risen more than 700 percent – more than any other fuel alternative. Today, nearly one million students in school districts across the country get to school in a bus-powered by autogas – a testament to the safety, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and eco-performance of propane as a vehicle fuel.
Why choose to upgrade your school fleet to run on propane Autogas? Here are three great reasons:
In North Carolina, the potential impact of converting diesel buses to propane is enormous: according to AFLEET, NOx emissions could be reduced by 287,000 pounds every year by replacing all of North Carolina’s model year 2007-2014 diesel buses with 2019 propane models. Reductions will be greater if model year 1992-2006 buses were replaced.
These NOx improvements are in part why Governor Roy Cooper recently awarded $12.2 million to replace 111 school buses across the state – part of $30 million in Phase 1 Awards resulting from a recent class action settlement with Volkswagen.
Interested in powering your bus fleet or light- to medium-duty delivery fleet with propane? Cherry Energy can help. We have the propane supply and the bulk-fueling resources you need for your autogas vehicle fleet, and we can reliably deliver bulk quantity propane for on-site fueling at your location.
Contact Cherry Energy today to learn more about the benefits of propane autogas and propane autogas services in Lenoir County, NC!