Alt fuel news roundup: 3.14.13

A clean vehicle fuel roadshow makes it’s way through Tennessee, an alternative fuel vehicle training center in Oregon educates a new generation of maintenance experts, and Alliance AutoGas welcomes an Iowa farmers co-op, all in today’s news roundup:

Alliance AutoGas, ROUSH Cleantech and Force 911 propane autogas trucks at the Chattanooga roadshow.

  • The Tennessee Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow kicked off this week in Kingsport, and Alliance AutoGas and Force 911 were there to display clean propane autogas vehicles. Alliance’s own autogas expert Steve Whaley spoke with a local news reporter in Knoxville about the benefits of operating fleet vehicles on affordable, American-made autogas.

  • A Georgia school district is enjoying the cost savings of operating on autogas.

  • A town in New York state will test out propane autogas vehicles.

  • A new propane autogas dispenser was unveiled at the Midwest Propane Gas Convention this week.

  • Fleet Owner magazine questions what alternative fuel technologies have the “legs to last long-term.”

  • In the battle of the plug-ins, GM is winning out over Nissan: the Chevy Volt outsold the Nissan Leaf last year.

  • How the “fracking boom” could transform the U.S. transportation industry.

  • The University of Iowa bus fleet has had to raise prices for its transit fares and passes for the first time in 15 years due to rising gasoline prices. Sounds like they could benefit from a switch to alternative fuel!

  • Speaking of which, Alliance AutoGas welcomed an Iowa farmers co-op called Key Cooperative this week, to bring more propane autogas vehicles to the Midwest.

  • The City of Trussville, Ala., is getting a new CNG fueling station this week–only the 5th CNG station in the state and one of only 566 nationwide.

  • A new Advanced Technology Transportation Center at an Oregon college will train students to maintain alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, as well as to perform propane autogas and CNG vehicle conversions.

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