VW Trust Resource Center highlights autogas bus benefits

May 8, 2019 By    

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) launched the Volkswagen (VW) Trust Resource Center.

The resource center aims to provide school transportation professionals with in-depth information about propane autogas school buses and a curated state-by-state map with details regarding how to identify and apply for Volkswagen settlement funds. PERC says the resource center will also hold educational material on the benefits of propane autogas, how to accurately evaluate NOx reductions and how to calculate the total cost of savings for propane autogas.

“Over 900 school districts nationwide are realizing tremendous value with their propane autogas school buses, thanks to the lowest total cost-of-ownership and reliable, clean operation,” says Michael Taylor, director of autogas business development at PERC. “We encourage school transportation professionals to visit our resource center to see for themselves why propane autogas is the right choice for their fleet and how to start the VW application process.”

The resource center also includes an interactive map where school transportation professionals can research their state mitigation plan, identify potential funding opportunities and learn how to apply for VW settlement funds. Many states have finalized their mitigation plans and are actively accepting funding applications for new school buses which could be powered by propane autogas.

According to PERC, since 2012, propane autogas school bus registrations have increased by more than 700 percent, with more than 17,000 propane autogas school buses on the road nationwide. Over one million students in 47 states are safely transported to school and home every day aboard propane autogas school buses.

*Featured image: Propane Education & Research Council

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