The Ethanol Papers - Paperturn manuscript - Flipbook - Page 86
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• Outside of North America, liquefied propane vehicle fuel is known as autogas, and it enjoys great popularity in Australia, throughout Europe and the
United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Serbia, the Philippines, and
Turkey. In Australia, autogas is about half the cost of gasoline in urban areas.
• Propane-powered vehicles are currently used in full-size vehicle fleets (buses
and passenger cars) throughout the United States, including significant usage
numbers in California, Texas, Florida, New York, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.
• Existing conventional gasoline-powered cars and trucks can be converted to
use propane. Federal and State tax incentives can offset the cost of conversion,
depending upon your state.
• Propane fueled vehicles may also qualify for use in your state’s carpool (HOV)
lanes and may be exempted from highway or bridge tolls.
• Propane is on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of federally
approved clean-burning fuels. Furthermore, propane is contained in a sealed,
pressure-tight system at all times, and there are no evaporative emissions. This
eliminates a significant source of secondary pollution.