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What Are Some Common Alternate Fuel Solutions for Buses?

The decision of which fuel to use for buses is a crucial issue for public transit companies in terms of depot infrastructure, budget impact, bus purchasing, operating performance, and air pollutant emissions.

Alternate fuels such as electricity and natural gas are important because they help the owners meet environmental and societal economic goals. A lot of individuals in the bus industry from fleet engineers to board directors are looking at how they can lower operational costs and upgrade the environmental credentials of their vehicles.

Many different alternative fuels have been tested and are being used in different cities in the world..

Here are some of the alternative fuels:

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)

Hybrid-Electric Bus (HEB)

Battery Electric Bus (BEB)

B20 (20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel)

B100 (100% biodiesel)

Hydrogen Fuel Cell



Ultra-Low Sulphur Diesel

It was recently discovered that propane fuel is non-poisonous and non-toxic. It does no harm to soil, groundwater, or surface water. This type of fuel does not spill or leave any residue when released into the air.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), is a great alternative fuel source that can save your money. It does not pollute the environment and, hence, is safe for children when they are being transported.


Electricity is a unique type of fuel solution that is affordable and efficient. It’s also quiet and nonpolluting.

The research for alternative fuels in ongoing. In the US, about 58 percent of transit buses are using ultra-low sulphur diesel. We will bring you more news on this topic as it develops.

We have many used buses available with all different fuel requirements. Contact us if you’re looking for tour buses for sale or 24-passenger buses for sale.

Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.

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