Propane Benefits & Considerations for Business Vehicles
Sharp Energy is an aspiring and caring company. We are a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) and one of the largest propane companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region, yet we offer the kind of personalized customer service you won’t often find with a company our size. We are proud to serve 37,000 customers from 10 customer service centers, conveniently located in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Southeast Pennsylvania, and managed and operated by your neighbors. Sharp Energy delivers over 40 million gallons annually in combination with residential, commercial, industrial, wholesale and AutoGas. Sharp Energy continues to research the latest advances in green energy and aspires to seek out opportunities to incorporate these innovations into our products and service offerings. In continuing with our mission, we are proud to partner with Alliance AutoGas to offer our customers propane vehicle conversions for fleet vehicles. American-made, renewable and clean-burning propane fuel for vehicles.
Sharp Energy has stepped up to the plate when it comes to providing for the needs of our propane units. From the infrastructure of expandable fueling stations to the state-of-art dispensing system. The customer service that followed has been the home run. I would recommend Sharp for all your propane needs. Jubb’s Bus Service, Inc.
Lower Shore Enterprises began working with Mike Petito at Sharp Energy in 2013. Mike has been great to work with. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable but he provides excellent customer service whenever I need him. As a local nonprofit, we are always looking for ways to stretch every dollar. Sharp Energy's AutoGas program has enabled us to provide transportation to over 150 individuals with disABILITIES in our community in the most economical and eco-friendly way possible with their propane conversion program. Our drivers enjoy the convenience of the fueling stations and the cost savings at the pump have been great with propane.
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Shore Transit Division of the Tri-County Council for their Environmental Service Award. Shore Transit is being recognized for its green fuels program. In cooperation Sharp Autogas (a division of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation), Shore Transit over the last 2 years has converted 14 gasoline buses to also burn propane fuel. The fleet burned 57,708.5 gallons of cleaner Propane in calendar 2015. In the 2015 fiscal year, Shore Transit recorded a 42% fuel cost savings thanks to the lower price of the propane fuel. The dual fuel vehicles also recorded average mileage that was the same as gasoline. Shore Transit currently is preparing to purchase 8 more vehicles which will all be dual fuel capable. The use of propane helps Shore Transit which covers 2 million miles a year has reduce the air pollution generated by the Shore Transit fleet of 44 buses. Shore Transit was also selected as the Maryland Large Transit System of the Year for 2015 at the Transportation Association of Maryland Annual EXPO on September 30, 2015 in Ocean City.
Overall, our experience as a company in converting some of our fleet to propane has been positive. We have enjoyed working with the employees of Sharp AutoGas from the initial installation of the propane kits in our vehicles, to scheduled maintenance and dealing with any unforeseen issues. They are always available should we have a question and are helpful in keeping up with maintenance requests and billing questions. As renewable energies become more mainstream I am assured that Sharp AutoGas will be a reliable partner in our future.
Our vehicles are saving $1000 per month and we are moving ahead with additional conversions.