Autogas school bus registrations in the U.S. increase by nearly 700% since 2012

New Autogas school bus registrations for 2017 reached 2,430, pushing the total number of Autogas school buses currently in operation at public and private school districts nationwide to the brink of 15,000, according to a report compiled by the Propane Education & Research Council.

The new 2017 registrations continue a strong five-year stretch for Autogas in the school transportation market. Since 2012, LPG-powered school bus registrations have increased 676%. Almost 900,000 students are now transported to school each day in these buses by 830 school districts and bus contractors.

“In 2017 alone, approximately 90 new school districts and bus contractors transitioned to Autogas school buses for the first time, which signals to us that transportation directors are continuing to see the benefits of operating bus fleets powered by propane,” said Michael Taylor, PERC director of Autogas business development.

Moreover, LPG was again the most popular alternative fuel in 2017 among new school bus registrations, a category that also includes CNG and gasoline. In addition, Autogas school bus registrations more than doubled new gasoline registrations in 2017.

According to the data, Autogas school buses are also succeeding with repeat purchases: 57% of school districts with Autogas school buses go on to purchase additional same buses. Comparatively, 17% of buyers repeat gasoline bus purchases.

Texas, California, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Florida, and Ohio are the states with Autogas school bus registrations during last year. If you want to know more, please visit this link.

23 May 2018