Study: Argonne makes the case for a propane-powered automotive future
In the alternative energy vehicle category, the choices run the gamut from battery-powered and solar, to diesel, wind-driven and everything in between. Though often overlooked, propane-powered vehicles also make the exhaustive list of alt-energy vehicles. Propane-powered vehicles are often referred to by other names including liquefied petroleum gas, LPG, LP gas or LNG vehicles. Regardless of name, LPG is typically touted as a low-carbon, low-polluting fuel that offers the benefit of reduced emissions compared to gasoline. Despite the benefits, LPG has yet to make waves in the automotive industry.
Argonne National Laboratory recently conducted an extensive study to determine the usefulness of LPG as an alternative fuel and discovered that LP gas is practical, easily obtainable and could prove to be less costly than conventional fuels. Argonne concludes:
- Argonne National Laboratory
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