New Group Offers One-Stop Shopping To Grow Propane Autogas Industry
A new group, described as “an important avenue to grow the autogas industry,” has been formed by ICOM North America (New Hudson, Mich.). Named the United Propane Autogas Solutions Group, or UPAS Group, it is a coalition of member companies designed to provide fleets a seamless, one-stop approach to autogas.
Venezio has worked with buying groups during his years in the automotive industry and noted they work well. He added, “It’s comforting. The fleet is not just dealing with a company in Michigan when they’re in Alabama or Arizona, for example. After they find the right propane vehicle system manufacturer, who do they call next for fueling infrastructure? How do they find the propane marketer that understands autogas in their area and prices them competively? We just made it a lot simpler for them. It works well. We take away that unknown factor.