Propane autogas is domestically produced, safe for the environment and children we transport, and affordably priced. Utilized in the school transportation industry since 1992, propane autogas retains its gas structure at normal atmospheric temperature and pressure. In turn, propane autogas does not spill, pool, or leave any residue. Propane autogas is safe, non-toxic and non-poisonous. Strategically located between Blue Bird’s robust steel frame rails, propane fuel tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than typical gasoline or diesel tanks, and propane has the lowest flammability range (500 degrees) of any alternative fuel - even lower than conventional gasoline (850 degrees)1
Partnered with ROUSH CleanTech, Blue Bird offers two propane bus models: the Propane-Powered Vision and the Propane-Powered Micro Bird G5. Each of these popular buses come with a 5-year, 100,000 mile propane system coverage, in addition to Blue Bird’s industry leading best-in-class features.
With the prices of foreign oil rising, domestically produced propane autogas prices are significantly lower than the cost of diesel or gasoline, and the price is not subject to frequent fluctuations. Propane autogas costs approximately 40-50% less than the cost of diesel fuel.
Additionally, the U.S. offers a 50-cent per gallon tax rebate. That’s right, per gallon! This further reduces the cost of propane and strengthens a customer’s savings by switching to propane autogas.
Interested in operating with propane autogas? Click here to learn more about the Propane-Powered Vision and Propane-Powered Micro Bird.
1. ROUSH CleanTech
2. U.S. Department of Energy - Alternative Fuels Data Center
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