Propane is the reliable, affordable, and green alternative fuel with the proven ability to meet the performance needs of high-mileage, long-runtime vehicles, such as law enforcement (police, security, and traffic enforcement), highway department, city utility, and public works vehicles. Even propane-fueled street sweepers are now available, resulting in cleaner air and streets—and tax credits for operators.
When it comes to law enforcement vehicles, which may come under gunfire and are more likely to be involved in high-speed crashes, safety is a number one concern. Propane autogas tanks have been proven to be safe: the tanks are constructed from carbon steel and can withstand direct hits from bullets of various calibers, including .357 magnum. In addition, propane vapor has a much higher ignition point than gasoline and a very narrow fuel-to-air ratio in which it will ignite. To see a safety demonstration video, click here.
Government agencies across the country are implementing the use of propane autogas to fuel their vehicle fleets and reporting significant benefits: