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The Green Alternative Systems (GAS) Difference - What That Means to Us

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Jun 21, 2017 10:20:00 AM

The Green Alternative Systems (GAS) Difference - What That Means to Us

There are plenty of businesses out there that only exist to make money. After all, the main reason to go into business is to many money. While we certainly do like cash flow, there is more to business than just money here at Green Alternative Systems (GAS). At Green Alternative Systems we truly believe that alternative fuels are the future of both private and commercial transportation and we've set out to be the nation's leading alternative fuel program installer to help make it happen!

Alternative fuels aren't simply a fad product.It is well-known that the world's supply of crude oil and gasoline is getting burned up every day and once the oil is gone, it will be gone for good.  However, there are many uses for petroleum throughout our society which will need to be considered as crude oil supplies dwindle. The need for plastic products will begin becoming an ever-greater concern given their absolute ubiquity in every part of modernized life.  

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Topics: Green Alternative Systems, Fleet conversion, GAS, CNG fuel vehicles, Bus news, Green fuel, CNG vehicles for sale, Bus Maintenance, GAS Difference

3 Tips for Becoming a Green Fleet with an Alternative Fuel Program Installer

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Jun 1, 2017 8:40:00 AM

Becoming a Green Fleet with an Alternative Fuel Program Installer

5 Reasons to Buy a New Bus-2.jpgWhat does it mean to have a "green fleet"?

It's more than just a buzzword.

It's about having a dedication to running your fleet in a responsible and sustainable manner which seeks to minimize the impact of your activities upon the environment.  Whether it's a fleet of buses or shipping trucks or any other large number of working vehicles, a green fleet is future-focused and genuinely concerned about the impact we're having on the world around us.

As an alternative fuel program installer, the team at Green Alternative System outlines some basic guidelines for what constitutes a green fleet.

Three Factors That Constitute a Green Fleet

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Topics: Fleet conversion, save money, propane fleet, Green Alternative Fuel, bus fleet, Green, Green fleet, fuel program installer

Common Myths About CNG Vehicles for Sale and Alternative Fuels

Posted by Shayna Johnson on May 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Common Myths About CNG Vehicles for Sale and Alternative Fuels

CNG vehicles for saleWith each year, more businesses start looking into upgrades to convert their existing fleet into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles or even investigating CNG vehicles for sale to replace an old or outdated fleet.  The benefits of moving to alternative fuel are growing constantly, while the benefits of remaining on traditional gasoline are shrinking.

However, some are still held back by pervasive myths (many spread by the gasoline industry) about Compressed Natural Gas vehicles for sale as well as upgrade packages.  We wanted to take a minute to address some of the most common of these.

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, Green Alternative Fuel, CNG vehicles for sale, Myths

Fueling Stations for Alternative Fuel Vehicles & the Demand for CNG

Posted by Shayna Johnson on May 5, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Considering CNG vehicles for sale? Green Alternative Systems discusses fueling stations for alternative fuel vehicles & the demand for CNG vehicles. Call us today! 

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Locating a Place to Fill Your Alternative-Fuel and CNG Vehicles

While it's true that in most respects propane and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles are superior to those running gasoline, there is still one major area which can cause issues for those looking to invest in alternative fuels:  Fueling stations.

Propane and CNG vehicles for sale still face a challenge when it comes to getting a fill-up.  Since gasoline has ruled the road in the US for so long, there are comparatively fewer gas stations which support propae or natural gas.  This can be something of a deterrent to those considering CNG vehicles for sale and understandably so.

Nonetheless, the situation is getting better!  And as more and more companies continue to invest in alternative fuel fleets, there will be that much more market pressure on filling stations to provide options besides gasoline and diesel.

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, benefits, Green Alternative Fuel, CNG fuel vehicles, Green fuel, fueling stations, high demand CNG vehicles

Considering Alternative fuel? Find out the Benefits of this Popular Eco-friendly Option

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Apr 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with The Benefits of Alternative Fuel Fleets

Approximately 480,000 yellow school buses-4-1.pngEarth Day is a holiday we have set aside specifically to consider the Earth, the environment and our relationship to it, and other global-level sustainability issues. At a corporate level, one of the best uses of Earth Day might be to consider investment in alternative fuel fleets.  

Whether you're interested in upgrading existing vehicles to use alt-fuel engines or considering purchasng new natural gas or propane-based vehicles, you could be doing a lot to help the planet with the investment.

Plus - you'd also enjoy lower fuel prices, easier maintenance, better mileage, and all the other benefits of alternative fuels!

Three Ways Alternative Fuel Fleets Are Better for The Planet

  1. Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Burning fossil fuels are responsible for roughly 3/4 of the greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, contributing to global climate change and numerous resulting ecological problems.  While it's true that natural gas and propane are derived from fossil fuels, both are vastly cleaner-burning than gasoline as well as releasing far fewer vaporous emissions during fuel-up.

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Topics: Fleet conversion, go green, Green Alternative Fuel, Green fuel, eco-friendly, Green fleet

Key benefits of High-Quality Green Alternative Fuel at Green Alternative Systems

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Apr 13, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Gas .jpgHigh-Quality Green Alternative Fuel at Green Alternative Systems

More and more, bus and van fleets are going green.  The most common reason is to reduce costs by purchasing cheaper fuel or getting more miles to the gallon for each vehicle. However, companies also have ethical concerns about polluting the environment, keeping their cargo, passengers, and employees safe. There is pressure to go green, not only to save but to do a small part for environmental factors. More vehicles  are going to high-quality green alternative fuels and moving off of traditional gas engines.

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, Green Alternative Systems, fuel, benefits, Green Alternative Fuel, CNG fuel vehicles, Green, Green team

Top Ten Reasons to Consider CNG Fuel Vehicles In 2017

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Mar 14, 2017 11:20:00 AM

Top Ten Reasons to Consider CNG Fuel Vehicles In 2017
Will 2017 be the year of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles?  It seems increasingly likely.  The list of reasons to invest in CNG fuel vehicles is growing every day, and the downsides are becoming ever-fewer. Here are some of the Benefits of Choosing CNG Fuel Vehicles:

  1. Low gasoline prices won't last forever.  The currently-low prices are mostly due to geo-politics, not supply increases.  When OPEC and other oil-producing nations tire of their trade war, prices could go up rapidly.
  2. CNG is more readily available.  Compressed Natural Gas is spread fairly evenly around the world and generally requires less effort to obtain than crude oil.  Low prices on CNG will likely remain stable.
  3. Pure price savings.  Depending on local prices, CNG is up to 50% less expensive than gasoline on a per-mile basis.  These savings can be extended by buying in bulk and installing your own fueling station.
  4. Easy-pass emissions standards.  Since CNG is far less polluting than gasoline, CNG fuel vehicles pass even the strictest of local environmental regulations with ease. Fueling stations are becoming more common.  Previously one of the biggest arguments against CNG was lack of fueling stations, but there are now hundreds of CNG fuel stations across the US with more being installed every month.  
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Topics: Fleet conversion, Conversion, CNG fuel vehicles, bus fleet, CNG shuttle, CNG shuttles for sale

Frequently Asked Questions About Compressed Natural Gas and CNG Vehicles Answered

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Feb 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Frequently Asked Questions About Compressed Natural Gas and CNG Vehicles Answered

Compressed Natural Gas VehiclesFrequently Asked Questions About Compressed Natural Gas and CNG Vehicles Answered

It’s no surprise that many organizations approach the possibility of converting a fleet to utilize compressed natural gas (CNG) with some trepidation. Doing so can be a major expenditure for a large fleet - although not nearly as expensive as buying new vehicles - and many new customers are unfamiliar with the technology.

Since we often hear many of the same questions at Green Alternative Systems, we wanted to address some of the most common inquiries we get regarding CNG vehicles and conversions.Tweet US

FAQs About Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles:

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Topics: Green Alternative Systems, cng, go green, Topgreenfleets, GAS, Green Alternative Fuel, CNG shuttle, CNG shuttles for sale

The Ford E450 Chassis from GAS Meets California CARB Standards

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Feb 13, 2017 12:50:00 PM

The Ford E450 Chassis from Green Alternative Systems CNG Shuttle Meets the Strict California CARB Standards

For years, California has led the way in clean-air and environmental standards.  As a center of production and Steve 008-1-743712-edited.jpgtechnological innovation for decades, California has experienced firsthand the problems associated with global warming and pollution... but it also put the state in a perfect position to take the lead in advancing new ideas in clean living like CNG shuttles and other vehicles.

"California is now pushing towards a target of 80% emissions reductions by 2050"Click to tweet - a bold plan that, if successful in hitting its milestones, could blaze the trail for other states and countries to follow.  As a result, the clean-air standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are the strictest in the nation.  

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Topics: CNG shuttle, CNG shuttles for sale, CNG Shuttles California, Ford E450 Chassis

The Advantages of Fuel Conversions & How they can Improve your Overall Budget & the Planet

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Jan 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Why We Love Green Alternative Gas & You Should Too!

Alternative fuel conversions aren't just our business, they're also our passion at Green Alternative Systems.

Buses Should be Your Primary Mode of Transportation-3.pngWithout exaggerating, it's safe to say that one of the most pressing problems facing the world today is how to keep our ever-expanding transportation lines running smoothly, without relying on rapidly-depleting fuels that harm the environment. 

From public transportation to food shipments, to intercontinental flights, there are more vehicles traveling the globe than ever before.

There is also no doubt that we need those vehicles to sustain our current global society and economy. They allow farmers to feed the world, allow everyone to benefit from time-saving electronics, and allow people everywhere to travel and trade ideas like never before. To lose those transportation systems would mean regressing backward by centuries. But we can't ruin the planet in the process.  

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Topics: Green Alternative Systems, cng, go green, propane fleet, Topgreenfleets, GAS, natural gas, global