Spotlight on Propane
Aug. 23, 2013
Clean Cities Top 20 Facts
More than 250 million gallons of petroleum displaced since 2004
Worldwide, propane is the third most common vehicle fuel, next to gasoline and diesel fuel. Over the last 20 years, Clean Cities has played an important role in the growing use of propane as a transportation fuel. Recent coalition reports show that stakeholders have displaced more than 250 million gallons of petroleum since 2004 by using more than 31,000 propane vehicles.
Did you know? The number of propane fueling stations is on the rise, recently passing 2,800 public and private stations. The increase is aided by projects like the collaboration of Menards home improvement stores, CleanFUEL USA, and Ferrellgas, with assistance from the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition. This project alone resulted in more than 30 public fueling stations at Illinois and Wisconsin Menards locations. Read the case study.
Did you know? A commercial lawnmower can consume four times as much fuel as the typical passenger car. Fortunately, there are more than 15 mowers on the market that run on propane, and many gasoline mowers can be converted to run on propane.* See how Clean Cities partnered with the National Park Service to place propane-powered mowers in service on the National Mall in this video.
Did you know? The Clean Cities YouTube channel includes this video that highlights important factors related to implementing propane vehicles and infrastructure in fleets. The video describes a project in which the Tucson Clean Cities coalition helped deploy propane vehicles in the City of Tucson, Arizona.
For more examples of successful propane projects, see the entire collection of case studies on the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- For more information:
- Clean Cities Technical Response Service Team