Several fleet managers at the London, Ontario police department, UPS and Canpar agree with the findings outlined in numerous scientific studies in recent years: propane is the best fuel alternative.



The price of propane is consistently lower than gas so changeover costs are quickly absorbed, generating significant annual operating savings. In addition, the relative stability of the price of propane compared to gas allows for ease of budget planning. Propane is a clean fuel so switching over to propane prolongs the life span of your engine and filter components. This makes for less maintenance shutdowns and lower operating costs.



The performance, efficiency and range of a propane-fuelled vehicle is comparable to that of a gas-powered vehicle. Power or speed isn’t affected. When you start a propane-fuelled vehicle, it runs on petrol. When the pressure and temperature of certain components reach a certain level, the engine automatically begins burning propane instead of gas. The driver can switch from one mode to the other at the flick of a switch. Though it is easy to refuel at service stations across Quebec or at a propane gas distributor, managers of large vehicle fleets have opted for their own on-site installations. It should be noted that staff in such on-site installations have undergone training recognized by the appropriate authorities.


Propane tanks are 20 times more resistant to perforations than gas tanks, which makes them less likely to be drilled. Their carburetor systems are equipped with shutoff valves that automatically close in the event of damage to pipes following an accident. In addition, sensors and safety valves allow fuel to flow only when the engine is running. Propane is also safer than gas because it ignites less easily and vapours disperse faster.



According to Natural Resources Canada, the transportation sector is responsible for 27% of all greenhouse gas emissions and light utility vehicles account for almost half of this total. Health Canada has identified a number of consequences directly related to the effects of air pollution. These include asthma and other respiratory diseases and also cardiovascular diseases. Propane combustion is safer for the environment. Propane is non-toxic. It doesn’t contaminate soil or water because it doesn’t generate greenhouse gases and contains no lead. It also contains very little sulfur. Sulfur is one of the pollutants that contributes to acid rain. Thanks to its low carbon content, propane has the advantage of contributing immediately to fighting climate change and preserving air quality. Therefore, the quality of life of your entire community benefits from a changeover to propane.