Propane Fueling Stations developed new portable dual-purpose standalone fueling systems. allowing fleets with various alternative fuel vehicles to refuel with propane autogas or recharge with DC Level 3 fast chargers independent of the grid.
“We’ve seen it time and time again—the grid fails, the wind doesn’t blow, the sun doesn’t shine and an electric vehicle fleet is grounded because it can’t recharge. Propane can be there in those moments to provide a clean, reliable power solution,” says Mauricio Morafiallos, CEO of Propane Fueling Solutions. “Historically, EV fleets have relied on diesel generators for a portable charging solution. In those cases, all the good you’re doing with EVs is going out the window when those diesel emissions are released. Propane eliminates that issue.”
From Propane Education & Research Council (PERC):
- The skid infrastructure combines a 60kW propane generator with wind and solar power to create a microgrid that allows fleets to implement a drop-in charging solution. The skid also includes a refueling station for propane autogas vehicles.
- For light commercial microgrid (<100kW generation system) applications, propane fuel cells can lead to near-zero nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, as well as a 24% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
“For fleets that run propane autogas and electric vehicles, this is a solution that can’t be beat. It’s fully portable, scalable, runs reliably regardless of the weather and can be installed in as little as 24 hours,” says Steve Whaley, director of autogas business development at Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). “The propane autogas vehicles can be refueled and back on the road within minutes, and EVs can be charged reliably through propane-generated power. It’s time fleets have truly resilient energy sources, and propane provides that.”