What Is Autogas and What Are Its Advantages?

As businesses worldwide become increasingly aware of their environmental impact, alternative vehicle fuels such as autogas are gaining popularity as a more sustainable option for commercial fleets with nearly 300,000 vehicles in the U.S. running on it. Autogas, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is a clean-burning fuel that offers several advantages over traditional gasoline or diesel fuels. At GasTec, we’re doing our part to keep those cars, trucks, and municipal vehicles fueled up and running smoothly.

Cost Savings

Autogas is generally cheaper than gasoline or diesel so you can save more on fuel costs over time. In some regions, the cost savings can be significant. For example, in the United States, autogas averages about $1.50 cheaper per gallon than gasoline. The cost-savings help your business reduce operating costs and increase profitability. Most LPG is produced domestically in the United States, so the price point isn’t as subject to volatility as imported fuels.

Environmental Benefits

Autogas is a clean-burning vehicle fuel. It produces fewer harmful emissions than traditional gasoline or diesel fuels, making it a cleaner and more sustainable option. These vehicles emit less CO2 and particulate matter than conventional gasoline or diesel vehicles. Autogas also produces lower levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx), which are major contributors to air pollution and respiratory problems. 

Switching your fleet to autogas tanks can help your company meet environmental regulations and sustainability targets. Many governments offer incentives and subsidies for businesses that use alternative fuels like autogas, which can help offset the conversion and fueling costs. 


Autogas vehicles are almost all bi-fuel so they can run on either gasoline or autogas. You can switch between the two fuels based on availability and cost. Bi-fuel is especially useful in remote or rural areas where gasoline may be more readily available than autogas. 

Additionally, autogas vehicles offer a superior range compared to electric vehicles, making them a practical choice for regions where charging stations are limited. That’s becoming less and less of an issue, as companies continue to build more fueling stations. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are already over 2,500 autogas refueling stations in the U.S.


LPG is a safe and reliable means of powering your fleet. It’s a non-toxic, non-corrosive fuel stored in sturdy, high-pressure tanks. Autogas tanks are designed to withstand high impact and extreme temperatures, making them safe and reliable for commercial vehicles. 

Autogas is also less flammable than gasoline or diesel and poses a lower risk of fire or explosion. In the event of an accident, the tanks are designed to release their gas slowly and safely, reducing the risk of injury or damage.

Using autogas for your commercial fleet offers many advantages over traditional gasoline or diesel fuels. Autogas is a cleaner, more sustainable option that can help your business meet environmental regulations and sustainability targets. It’s cheaper than gasoline or diesel, requires less maintenance, and offers greater flexibility and safety. If you’re considering propane autogas as an alternative fuel for your fleet, GasTec has you covered. Give us a call at 888-449-3585.

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