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What is Propane?
Propane, popularized as autogas and also known as LPG, for liquefied petroleum
gas, is the most widely used alternative automotive fuel, with advantages including
inherently lower emissions than gasoline or diesel, with easier onboard storage and
infrastructure requirements than competing methane/natural gas.
With three carbon atoms to methane’s one, propane is not as clean-burning as
methane-natural gas, but it’s a far denser fuel and can be handled in relatively low-
Recent developments include the successful engineering of liquid propane injection
systems allowing for dedicated propane operation of an increasing number of engine
types – with all the power of gasoline. Propane autogas is being used in increasingly larger engines.
Long popular for forklifts, propane use is growing for school buses and other fleet
vehicles as well. As of this year, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Isuzu are promoting dedicated-propane trucks.