WASHINGTON, DC – Propane autogas vehicle sales were up about 8% last year, even as diesel prices remained relatively stable.
At more than 14,000 of the vehicles it was the highest total in a single year since 2012, according to the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC). Of the total, 67% were aftermarket conversions, and 38% were medium- or heavy-duty models.
There are about 200,000 propane-fueled vehicles in the U.S.
“We don’t expect propane autogas sales to slow down in the future, especially as more fleet owners and managers experience the lower cost of ownership of the fuel compared to other options out there,” said Michael Taylor, director of autogas business development.
The council expects another 79,900 propane autogas vehicles to be added to U.S. roadways by 2020.
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