U.S. EPA test on Autogas Ford Transit yields major emission reduction results
In a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on Autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.
EPA testing is required for any alternative vehicle fuel system operating in the United States. Without this complex certification process, alternative fuel manufacturers and vehicle operators would be liable for emissions tampering on vehicles, which can result in significant fines. Not only does this process look at tailpipe emissions directly, but also builds in emissions deteriorations factors to 120,000 miles, meaning the emissions standard will be met for the entirety of a typical vehicle’s lifecycle.
Through this rigorous EPA testing protocol, Autogas has clear, proven benefits over gasoline: reduces carbon monoxide (CO) by 79.45%, carbon dioxide (CO₂) by 22.39%, nitrogen oxide (NOₓ) by 42.31%, and non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) by 53.97%,
With more and more companies committing to sustainability goals, fleets can be confident that Autogas is a measurable and effective way to achieve such objectives. This, in addition to the cost savings of operating on Autogas, makes it a viable alternative fuel that fleets can take advantage of right now.
“Propane Autogas helps company owners and fleet managers produce immediate results for their sustainability programs – and reduces operating costs at the same time,” said Stuart Weidie, President of Alliance AutoGas, a North American network dedicated to the retail sale of Autogas.