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Full Guide: How to Ease the Transition into Alternative Fuels

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Aug 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Four Ways to Ease the Transition into Alternative Fuels

2016-ford-e-450-2.jpgFleet managers around the country - and around the world - are increasingly considering alternative fuel conversion options for their vehicles. The benefits are many, ranging from decreased operating costs to the real environmental benefits, while there are relatively few drawbacks... except for that initial conversion period.

It's easy for fleet managers to think, "Well, alternative fuels sound good in theory, but it's just too much trouble." However, with so many alternative fuel conversion options out there such as propane or compressed natural gas, there's almost always a good fit for any fleet it's just a matter of finding it.

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, Green Alternative Fuel, Geen fuel, Transition to alternative Fuel, Green tech

How Switching to Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Buses Can Boost Your Tax Benefits This Year

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Aug 2, 2017 11:46:00 AM

How Switching to Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Buses Can Boost Your Tax Benefits This Year

With the mounting pressure for businesses to go green, alternative fuel vehicles and buses, such as the ones here at Creative Bus Sales, provide companies with an opportunity to reduce their consumption of nonrenewable resources.

Making the switch not only fulfills  consumers desire to go green, but it also provides business with potential tax savings, refunds, and deductions. Here's how to maximize those tax benefits this year!

Unknown-11.jpegUnderstanding How Going Green Saves You Green

Over the past several years the government has developed several incentives, discounts, and other tax benefits designed to entice businesses into or instead of into “to explore” greener operations. One of the quickest ways to do this is by switching to alternative fuel vehicles and buses. Making the switch not only reduces your company's carbon footprint, but it can also reduce your monthly expenses in fuel and maintenance costs, as well as increase your tax benefits.

 

Common benefits include:

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, Green Alternative Systems, alternative, 2017, Taxes, Green Alternative Fuel, Alternative Fuel

5 Great Reasons You Should Travel With An Alternative Fuel Vehicle This Summer

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Jul 28, 2017 10:15:00 AM

5 Great Reasons You Should Travel With An Alternative Fuel Vehicle This Summer

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Summer is travel season and you maybe wondering why people are choosing green alternative fuel? While everyone is generally excited by the prospective  trips and vacations, many people worry about the costs associated with transportation. Additionally, carbon emissions, like those resulting from vehicle exhausts, are placing a burden on the environment. Alternative fuel vehicles are one solution being offered to address these concerns. They are easier on the environment than traditional fuels.

Cleaner Emissions

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, alternative fuels like propane, natural gas, and electricity all have far fewer emissions than gasoline and diesel. Not only is this better for the environment, but it is better for public health too. Check out our zero emissions school bus if you want to see what impact your emissions could have.

Energy Independence

Alternative energy vehicles can help the nation to become more energy independent. The idea behind this concept is spreading our energy needs among more than one fuel source, thus making us less dependent on other countries to help us meet our energy demands. This also means that prices are independent for gas fluctuations and other market trends.

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Topics: alternative fuels conversion, Green Alternative Systems, Fleet conversion, go green, fuel, Conversion, Green Alternative Fuel, CNG fuel vehicles, fueling stations, fuel program installer

Can Buses Be Any More Sustainable?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on Jul 18, 2017 8:40:00 AM

Can Buses Be Any More Sustainable?

gas+pump+hand+02122013.jpgBuses are the go-to public transportation for city planners and individuals looking for a way to save money and decrease their carbon footprint. It’s easy to forget the ways in which buses help us decrease the amount of greenhouse gases that we produce. However, buses that take sustainability one step further rely on alternative fuel resources and this will be an increasingly important topic in the coming generations. While many people know about the development and research of green alternative tools, few know that the methods of bus design and fuel refinement are changing.

Green Alternative Systems Technologies

GAS.gifOur buses showcase some of the latest in sustainable technologies. CNG eco models produce significantly less greenhouse gas emissions in addition to reducing fuel costs by up to 50%. Hydrogen models, popularized in Iceland, create zero emissions and are used by many municipalities now. Propane is also less emission intensive and can be used in a wide variety of vehicles. It’s perfect for investors who are looking to transition into more sustainable transportation.

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Topics: Green Alternative Fuel, CNG fuel vehicles, Bus for sale, Green fuel, Green fleet, Sustainable

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