Virginia Governor transitions state fleet to alternative fuel

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell kicked off his third annual Governor’s Conference on Energy this morning by officially beginning his state fleet’s transition to alternative fuels.

Va. Governor Bob McDonnell speaks about state’s transition to alternative fuel for fleets.

At the Greater Richmond Convention Center, McDonnell signed partner agreements and a memorandum of understanding to switch Virginia state fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas and propane autogas. Steve McCoy of Alliance AutoGas, representatives from Clean Energy and CNG proponent Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin witnessed the signing of the momentous executive directive, which requires all state agencies to develop an alternative fuel replacement plan.

Steve McCoy of Alliance AutoGas looks on as Gov. McDonnell signs memorandum to switch state fleets to CNG and propane autogas.

Alliance AutoGas and ROUSH CleanTech will facilitate propane autogas vehicle conversions and provide OEM autogas vehicles for the Commonwealth. Alliance AutoGas will also provide fueling for state fleets transitioning to autogas. McCoy was joined at the event by fellow Alliance AutoGas representative Tripp Greene and Alliance AutoGas partner John Phillips of Phillips Energy, as well as Chelsea Jenkins of ROUSH. They showcased a clean-burning propane autogas cruiser from the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and a propane-powered ROUSH CleanTech Ford F250.

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