Propane autogas vehicle roadshow in Alabama

On the heels of announcing it has successfully converted 1,000 vehicles to run on propane autogas, the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (from Virginia Clean Cities) is launching another educational roadshow series to spread the word about autogas benefits and technology to southeastern U.S fleets. Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition is hosting the first roadshow this Thursday at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries in Montgomery, Ala., from 9:30am–2pm.

Fleet owners, government officials and community members are welcome to test-drive clean propane autogas vehicles and learn from industry experts. The event is free with registration, and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Speakers include representatives from leading industry organizations like Alliance AutoGas, ROUSH CleanTech, the Propane Education and Research Council, ALLGAS/Lampton-Love and the Alabama Propane Gas Association.

The vehicle ride and drive begins at 2pm, after the informative presentations have wrapped up. Attendees will get hands-on experience with autogas vehicles during the ride and drive, and local fleets such as Lewis Pest Control, Lee County and Community Counseling Services will discuss their experience converting to autogas.

Propane autogas fleets save on fuel and maintenance costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all while operating on an American-made fuel. Propane autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel, with 21 million autogas vehicles around the world. U.S. autogas fleets save an average of $1.50 per gallon on fuel versus gasoline.

Representatives from Virginia Clean Cities say the Program will complete the targeted total of 1,200 propane autogas vehicle conversions by December 2013.

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