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A photo of buses lined up in the Fall season.

In California and across the nation, electric school buses are a hot, new item. Most school districts understand the initial cost of these buses is high and are able to utilize grant dollars to purchase them. Although grants and incentives help tremendously, there are other costs associated with any alternative fuel option that are not always covered by state funding. Fully understanding the cost of technology being invested in is important and we often don't hear about the costs for refueling or charging infrastructure.   For an electric bus, $… Read More

2018-06-05
A picture of a gentleman using a propane powered mower on a lawn.

Did you know it is estimated that there are 20,000 commercial propane mowers in operation today in the U.S.? According to research done by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), in the last few years the number of contractors, landscaping companies, and golf courses utilizing propane to power their fleet has increased significantly. There are now 14 original engine manufacturers (OEM) that produce approximately 150 propane mower models and four aftermarket conversion kit manufacturers, making the switch to a propane powered… Read More

2018-05-02
A photo of a lithium Brine.

What is your first thought when contemplating the energy efficiency of an electric powered vehicle? More than likely you are thinking that it is a green alternative - no tailpipe emissions! Although this may be the case, have you given thought to how that vehicle came to be or where the electricity to power it came from?

Production of Lithium and Cobalt

Already electric vehicles (EVs) are popular among light-duty vehicle users and electric vehicle production is starting to move into the heavy-duty sector. It is necessary to consider the… Read More

2018-04-03
Propane Around the World graphic.

Using propane as a transportation fuel is clean, affordable, and provides comparable power to conventional fuels. Many countries around the world recognize these qualities and the use of propane autogas globally is not only stable but climbing. Here are just a few of the many countries that have chosen the autogas route:  Canada Propane is the most popular alternative fuel for our neighbors to the north, primarily used by public and private fleet vehicles such as taxis, school buses, and transit vehicles. In Canada, propane is the autofuel of… Read More

2018-03-03
An image of a new bus powered by propane.

It's a new year, that means adjusting habits and making changes to our daily lives. Is there a better resolution to make than that of resolving to do your part to clean up the environment while saving some money? By using propane as the preferred engine fuel for your fleet you can do just that!

School Transportation News recently surveyed school bus manufacturers about their November 2016 through October 2017 production cycle. The results were printed in the recently published, School Transportation News 2018 Buyer's Guide and stated… Read More

2018-01-10