Propane Basics

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Propane powers nearly 60,000 vehicles in the United States. Fleets around the United States have successfully implemented propane vehicles in many types of applications, including school buses, shuttle buses, step vans, and law enforcement vehicles. Propane is also frequently used in off-road applications, such as forklifts, commercial landscape mowers and equipment, and other farm equipment. The advantages of propane include its domestic availability, performance, and emissions benefits.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5400-79853

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102021-5555


  • AFDC
  • alt fuels
  • alternative fuels
  • Alternative Fuels Data Center
  • autogas
  • Clean Cities
  • fuel
  • fuel nozzle
  • fueling stations
  • mobility
  • propane
  • school bus
  • transportation
  • vehicles


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