Alternative fuel vehicles – such as those powered by propane autogas – are the future of transportation. With its strong economic and environmental advantages, propane autogas has been in use for several years and is available virtually everywhere. Operating a propane autogas vehicle is less expensive than conventional vehicles and the fuel offers performance comparable to gasoline and diesel. It is also a domestic resource, reducing U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources. In the years ahead, there will be an even greater demand for propane autogas technicians. It is important for a qualified automotive technician to know everything currently applicable to propane autogas technology, along with understanding the advances in engine management and emission controls that affect the design and servicing of these systems.
Propane autogas is an ideal alternative fuel for many fleet managers because it offers the power, performance, and operating cost advantages they need. Fleet managers can choose from a variety of vehicle platforms.
Propane-powered vehicles can present special challenges to the automotive technician. The NAFTC Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training instructs participants in servicing and maintaining these vehicles.