Case Study - Propane Bakery Delivery Step Vans

The bakery industry has begun to look at propane as a lower-cost alternative fuel, particularly as manufacturers have developed new propane vehicle products. This case study compiles information from one of the first bakeries to adopt propane technology, and broadly discusses the company’s experiences, lessons learned, and considerations for deployment in other fleets. Major findings include: (1) The propane vehicles in this case study typically achieved a fuel cost savings of around 7 cents per mile. (2) The incremental cost of the propane step vans and infrastructure can be recouped in approximately 4 to 7 years. (3) The propane step vans in this case study traveled around 22,800 miles per year on average and achieved fuel economy of 8.6 miles per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE). (4) The total petroleum displacement was 38,000 DGE per year for these 22 step vans, while greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions were approximately 80 tons per year.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/CHO-AC02-06CH11357-1602
  • Contract Numbers: 2F-32321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2016 12:04PM