Why Auto Propane?

It’s clean!

  • Propane vehicles have a lower carbon footprint than gasoline;
  • Up to 26% less Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)
    • 12% less Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
    • 20% less Nitrogen oxide (Nox)
    • Propane vehicles emit fewer Criteria Air Contaminants than gasoline and diesel;
    • Up to 60% less Carbon Monoxide (CO) compared to gasoline.
      • Diesel-fuelled vehicles emit up to 30 times more Particulate Matter (PM) than Propane vehicles
      • Propane vehicles emit significantly less harmful toxic substances than gasoline
        • 20-90% less Benzene, Acetaldehyde, Formaldehyde, and 1,3-Butadiene
        • Propane will not contaminate the surrounding environment;
          • Auto propane is non-toxic, lead-free and has extremely low levels of sulphur – a contributor to acid rain

It’s reliable!

  • Propane is a trusted automotive fuel worldwide;
  • Over 17 million propane vehicles on the roads worldwide, with 40,000 in Canada
  • Global auto propane consumption has risen 8% from 2009 – 2012
    • Propane vehicles enjoy comparable performance and safety characteristics to gasoline vehicles;
    • Propane has good cold start properties and is high octane
    • Auto propane tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline tanks
    • Propane-powered vehicles have safety features that:
      • § Precisely regulate fuel delivery through advanced computer control units and direct injection
      • § Allow fuel to flow only when the engine is operating

 It’s cost effective!

  • Propane is cheaper than gasoline and diesel;
  • Over the last 10 years the average Canadian price of auto propane has been 37% less than gasoline and 36% less than diesel
    • In 2011, propane had a 52 cent price advantage over gasoline – 72 cents versus 124 cents
  • Propane vehicles are more cost-effective than natural gas;
  • Lower vehicle conversion costs – $3 – 6,000 vs. $8 – 12,000
  • Lower refuelling infrastructure installation costs – $45 – 55,000 vs. $1 to 1.3 million
    • 1/3 the payback time on conversion costs
  • Lower maintenance costs than gasoline and diesel
  • Propane burns cleaner, experiences significantly less carbon build-up, and has the potential for increased engine life

It’s available!

  • Equipment and facilities to convert vehicles are readily available;
  • Propane is the leading alternative transportation fuel in Canada
  • Largest refuelling infrastructure of any alternative fuel in Canada 2,000+ propane refuelling sites across the country (Only 80 natural gas refuelling sites)
    • Canada is the world’s 6th largest producer of propane, and 50% is exported