The City of Austin has switched to propane and is seeing the benefits.
Because of propane, the city is now saving approximately $300,000 per year by operating vehicles on propane.
The city is running 224 propane autogas vehicles and 36 propane mowers across multiple departments.
Using approximately 120,000 gallons of propane per year, the city’s propane fleet includes 224 Ford F-150s, Ford F-250s, Chevy 2500s and Chevy 3500s; 36 Toro lawn mowers and 10 off-road propane vehicles.
The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) created the City of Austin case study as part of its Propane Autogas: Fueling Texas campaign. The public awareness campaign has traveled across the state and produced educational materials to promote the benefits of running vehicles and mowers on clean-burning propane autogas.