Autogas is a safe, proven alternative fuel. Thousands of school buses and
taxicabs across the U.S. are already safely fueled by Autogas.
- Autogas vehicle tanks are tested to four times their standard operating pressure
- Autogas tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than gasoline tanks and can withstand four times the pressure when compared to conventional gasoline vehicle fuel tanks
- Autogas vehicle tanks are constructed from carbon steel under code developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Properly installed Autogas vehicle fuel tanks can actually add to the structural integrity of a vehicle
- The ignition temperature of Autogas is 920-1020 degrees Fahrenheit vs. 495-536 for conventional gasoline, meaning Autogas requires much higher tempuratures for ingition.
- Autogas will only burn with a fuel-to-air ratio between 2.1 and 10.1 percent and will rapidly dissipate beyond its flammability range in the open atmosphere, making ignition unlikely
- Unlike gasoline, diesel, methanol and ethanol, Autogas is nontoxic, nonpoisonous and is insoluble in water
- Should a rare accidental release of Autogas occur, Autogas would dissipate into the atmosphere with no harmful contaminants released into the air, soil or water