Science, Tech, Math › Social Sciences Availability of Propane-Powered Vehicles and Fueling Stations Share Flipboard Email Print Stadtratte/Getty Images Social Sciences Environment Alternative Fuels Climate Change and Global Warming Green Living Environment Health Pollution Psychology Sociology Archaeology Economics Ergonomics Maritime By Christine & Scott Gable Automotive Experts B.S.E, Art Education, Millersville University Christine and Scott Gable are hybrid auto and alternative fuel experts who brewed biodiesel and traveled 125,000 miles on waste vegetable oil. our editorial process Christine & Scott Gable Updated April 11, 2019 Propane is a common alternative fuel for fleets, buses, delivery trucks and police cars in the United States. Also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane powers over 10 million vehicles worldwide, with 270,000 of them on the roadways of America. Unfortunately, you can’t just go to the car dealer down the street and order a propane-powered car. However, there are certified installers that can convert a conventional car or truck to propane with a retrofit package. The U.S. Department of Energy maintains this up-to-date propane information regarding the availability of light, medium, and heavy-duty propane vehicles and conversions, in addition to this searchable database for propane makes and models back to 2001. Propane Vehicles Offer Cleaner Emissions Testing of modern propane-powered vehicles has proven they are far cleaner than conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, converted propane vehicles are significantly cleaner than gasoline since they "offer potentially lower toxic, carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and nonmethane hydrocarbon (NMHC) emissions." Propane Tax Incentives There are a variety of federal and state-wide incentives for vehicles that use LPG. This propane vehicle incentive database provides current information regarding the incentives and laws for propane-powered vehicles. Find a Propane Filling Station Near You There are over 1,200 propane filling stations in North America. This propane filling station database, maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy, provides current locations of stations in all 50 states. The U.S. Department of Energy also provides updated information on current infrastructure development, and a complete listing of public and private alt fuel fueling stations, searchable by fuel type is also available.