Funding of $1,000 Per Propane Autogas Hose-End Connector
To Encourage Fleet Use of Safer, Cleaner, Quick-Connect Units
“Time is running out for fleets to take advantage,” says PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, noting that its Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive program for propane autogas ends in just a few weeks.
“Private fleets and public refueling stations have until June 30 to apply for the incentive program, which provides $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector,” PERC says.
The incentive was doubled to $1,000 – and expanded to include fleets –earlier this year (F&F, March 7).
More Convenient, with Fewer Emissions
“We’ve seen a positive response from owners and operators since we expanded the program to include fleets in March,” PERC R&D director Greg Kerr says in a release.
“Fleets have used the nozzle incentive to improve their refueling experience while significantly reducing emissions compared to older nozzles.
‘There’s Still Time’
“The good news,” he says, “is there’s still time for fleet managers considering a nozzle upgrade to receive some financial assistance if they apply soon before the program sunsets at the end of June.”
Unlike older nozzle designs, PERC notes, quick-connect nozzles can be operated with one hand and may not require the user to wear protective eyewear or gloves, making the experience much like a conventional fuel nozzle.
PERC’s Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive program was launched in November 2015 for propane retailers. Eligibility for the current double incentives were expanded “to further help fleet owners replace their current refueling technology.”
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Source: PERC/Propane Education & Research Council with F&F follow-up