Propane Vehicles

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Propane has been successfully used as a transportation fuel since the 1920s.  Today, in Michigan, over 10,000 vehicles operate on propane that can be fueled at over 500 sites throughout the state.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recognizes propane as a clean burning alternative fuel.  Tests demonstrate that propane emissions have 93% lower carbon monoxide, 73% lower hydrocarbons, and 57% lower nitrogen oxides than even the federal Clean Air Act standards.

Because propane is stored as a liquid and used as a dry gas, its driving range is quite comparable to gasoline achieving over 90 percent of the driving range of gasoline.  Based on equal fuel volume, propane has the longest driving range of all alternative fuels.  This means propane has more energy for each gallon of fuel than other alternative fuels.

Like other alternative fuels, propane is clean burning. Because of this clean-burning characteristic, propane engines can operate two to three times longer than gasoline and diesel engines between tune-ups.


Propane Autogas

The IRS issued its updated guidance for claiming the Alternative Fuel Credit for 2015.  This credit was extended retroactively by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.   The NPGA is still waiting for official guidance on the new excise tax rates and claiming the credit for 2016.  Check here again soon for more information.

In the meantime, the updated guidance can be found by clicking here.

Click here to learn how propane is your one stop fuel.
To understand the case for propane in your business, click here.
Click here to read how one police department made the move to propane police cars.

Propane Goes to School - Propane School Buses

Click here to learn how propane is making going to school less costly on the environment and for school districts.
To read a case study on how one district went green and saved green with propane, click here.

Propane Powered Lawnmovers

Propane Mower Incentives are back - but only for a limited time!  Landscape contractors can
apply to receive $1,000 toward the purchase of a new propane-powered mower, and
$500 toward a qualified conversion.  Click here to learn more.  This opportunity will only
last until the program funds expire.

Click here to learn how propane is reshaping the lawnmower and landscaping industries.

  • Lower operating costs;
  • Proven performance;
  • Fewer emissions;
  • Easy on-site refueling and less downtime;
  • Reduced fuel spills and pilferage problems; and
  • Abundant fuel supply produced in the United States.


Propane Lawnmower

Propane Vehicle Tax Credits

2010 Fuel Tax Credit

The IRS has released guidance with instructions for filing for the 50 cent per gallon fuel tax credit for taxable year 2010.  This guidance provides information on what form needs to be filed and when in order to claim the credit for 2010.  Please click here for the IRS Guidance. 

The National Propane Gas Association worked hard to secure this tax credit for the industry.  If you have questions about the 2010 Fuel Tax Credit, please contact the NPGA. 


Energy Policy Act

In 2005, the Energy Policy Act created the alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit, otherwise known as the infrastructure credit. Propane is among the alternative fuels whose property is eligible for the credit.  IRS Form 8911 explains the tax credits in more detail.  Please click here for Form 8911.

Other Resources
Propane Vehicle & Re-Fueling Information
Generic DOT SP-13341 Shipping Paper
ASME U Container External Visual Report