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Long-Term Savings with Used School Bus Alternate Fuel Conversions

Posted by Laura Galijan on 10/25/14 9:18 AM

After a business has taken advantage of a used school bus to add to their fleet vehicles significant savings can be achieved with alternative fuel conversions. Using compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel source is environmentally friendly, cost effective and safer for fleet vehicles. A conversion kit can be installed on-site after the fleet operator decides on the used school bus that is right for the business. 

Environmentally Friendly

The most well known benefit is the eco-friendliness of these vehicles. CNG buses that have been converted to an alternative fuel source can achieve up to a 90% reduction in harmful, carbon monoxide emissions.

In today’s consumer market, more customers are requesting services that are environmentally friendly. This is a great advertising feature and it will attract this market to any fleet-based business. alternative-fuel-school-bus

Lowered Fueling Costs

Compressed natural gas costs less than gasoline or diesel. These savings can amount to a third of the cost of traditional fuel sources, and CNG is plentiful. CNG is rising in popularity and more fueling stations are being added every day. This makes refueling incredibly convenient, while saving fleet-based businesses thousands of dollars a year in fueling costs.

Natural gas prices are much more stable than gasoline and diesel. This means that businesses do not have to wait for price drops, or waste time in a long lineup out of the way, to take advantage of a good deal. 

Safer Vehicles

Vehicles that have been converted to CNG are safer on the road. The tanks are thicker and stronger. There has not been a natural gas tank rupture in the United States in more than two years.

With the right vehicle, alternative fuels conversions can save school districts or drivers money while making the vehicle safe.

Topics: school bus, used bus, alternative fuels conversion

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