Supershuttle serves both airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex 24 hours a day. The company has a fleet of 80 Dodge vans that travel 3,000 to 4,000 miles per week. The fleet averages 1,000,000 miles per month.
Supershuttle converted it's fleet of vans to clean burning propane. It also built an on-site fueling facility.
The fuel's environmental benefits are significant. Using propane instead of gasoline cuts carbon monoxide emissions by 93%, nitrogen oxide emission by 57% and hydrocarbons by 30%.
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Converting the fleet cost $1,200 per vehicle and the fueling station cost another $20,000. Conversion costs were recouped in just three months on fuel savings alone. In addition, propane fuel vehicles cost less to maintain than gasoline vehicles. Some company vans have traveled 600,000 miles without needing a major engine overhaul.