As America’s Truck dealers recognize the benefits of Propane Autogas, they are quickly signing on to become authorized dealerships for LPG-powered trucks. Several dealers have reported pressure from their customers to offer alternative fuel options. They see adding LPG powered trucks to their sales centers as a matter of meeting customer demand.
New technology has brought a new level of performance to LPG powered vehicles. Many in the trucking industry were skeptical of Autogas, given its previous rocky ignition history. But, with new direct liquid injection and cold start technologies, fleets around the country are seeing impressive performance and cost savings results. One Georgia county fleet has reported annual savings of over $135,000 in the first year.
Refueling LPG vehicles is very similar to refueling gasoline of diesel counterparts, making the transition to Antogas an easy one for many fleet operators. There are over 2,800 propane refueling stations across the country, the most of any other alternative fuel type in the U.S. But, should fleets decide that a centralized, private station better suit their needs, they can rest easy knowing that the construction of a propane Autogas station is significantly less than compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). In fact, several propane marketers across the country will install the pumps for very little to no upfront fee to end user.
With 147,000 on-road propane vehicles in the United States, it is one of the most popular alternative fuel types in the country today. Steve Rayborn, National Sales Director for Alkane Truck Company, sees even more growth potential for Autogas vehicles. “There are very few dedicated propane powered commercial trucks offered by major manufacturers today,” Rayborn says. “We’ve seen a tremendously positive response for our truck line that will meet this new wave of alternative fuel demand.”
Alkane Truck Company manufactures 100% dedicated natural gas, Class 7 and Class 8, direct liquid injected propane powered Trucks. Their new line of 26,000 and 33,000 GVW trucks will be delivered to the American Marketplace in the second quarter of 2014.
Approximately 98% of the propane used in the United States is produced in the United States. Being able to operate on a viable domestic fuel source, is an attractive idea for many American fleets. Truck Dealerships around the country are quick to recognize this fact, and are excited to offer LPG powered options to their customers. In fact, several American dealerships are rushing to lock in their sales territories with alternative fuel vehicle manufacturers like Alkane Truck Company; looking to offer all of the benefits of Propane Autogas to their customers.
For more information on Alkane Truck Company, please visit www.alkanetruckcompany.com.