Autogas is the third most used fuel in the world when it comes to personal and commercial vehicles. Autogas, also known as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), is commonly used to power internal combustion engines and stationary equipment such as generators.
Globally, more than 23 million vehicles are powered with autogas. Since it is less expensive than diesel and gasoline and offers a reduction in harmful emissions, many businesses are replacing propane with autogas for their vehicles.
What is Autogas?
Autogas is composed of propane and butane. The mixture of the two components liquefies at room temperature, making it perfect for transport and distribution.
The use of autogas has steadily gained popularity in recent years. Of the 23 million worldwide users, more than 16 million are consumer-owned passenger cars, with the rest composed of fleet vehicles and work machinery.
The surge in autogas’ popularity is due in part to the environmental benefit of the fuel. Autogas produces fewer greenhouse gases; therefore, it is considered a “green” alternative to gasoline and diesel. Through its use, drivers significantly reduce the effect their fuel consumption has on air quality.
What are the Advantages of Autogas?
The use of autogas comes with a wide array of advantages. Autogas is far less expensive than other alternatives. In some European markets, consumers enjoy up to 45% savings when using an LPG-enabled vehicle over a gasoline-burning engine. Because of its status as a green fuel alternative, there are tax incentives and rebates available for those who adopt autogas vehicles. Regardless of where you go, LPG is cheaper than gasoline and diesel fuels.
Vehicles that use autogas are unique by design; most models feature what’s called a bi-fuel tank. That means that the vehicle has a tank for both LPG and gasoline. Autogas by itself is capable of far greater fuel economy than both petrol or diesel, but commercial drivers will occasionally find a lapse in service stations that supply LPG. The dual tank design —coupled with the economy of autogas— gives consumers far more value per gallon.
One of the greatest advantages LPG has over its competition is its status as a green fuel alternative. Autogas burns more cleanly, contributing approximately 40% less nitrogen oxide, and 10% less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Additionally, autogas leaves fewer gunk and chemical byproducts on your engine, meaning an LPG-equipped vehicle has a longer service life compared to vehicles that run on gasoline.
Why Work With IPS?
The propane industry has enjoyed rapid growth over the last few years, and IPS has grown along with it. We’ve expanded our service offerings to include a full line of high-quality autogas dispensing products, including:
- Commercial single and dual dispensers (readout displays gallons only)
- Retail single and dual dispensers (displays total sale, price per gallon, total gallons pumped)
- Fuel management systems – including Topkat Plus, Atlas Prime Dispenser, and Islander Prime
We also offer a full complement of features and services including:
- Heavy-duty split-skid or full-skid assembled units
- Quality steel 1000 gallon AutoGas dispenser Tank
- High pressure Blackmer® pump/ bypass package
- Liquid Controls MA-4 meter with pulsar
- Complete tank trim, and piping packages
- Painted and assembled units
Autogas Solutions From IPS
With the fuel industry moving toward green and sustainable fueling methods, the demand for gasoline and diesel is changing. Autogas products have experienced exponential growth over the past few years as it offers a cleaner and more economical alternative to more traditional fuel options.
IPS is proud to offer a full line of autogas dispensing solutions to meet your commercial or retail needs. To learn more about our products and services, please request a quote today!