Alabama roadshow highlights autogas advantages

June 22, 2012 By    

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program’s Propane Autogas Roadshow Series made a stop in Vestavia Hills, Ala., this week to educate the local community about propane autogas.

Administered by Virginia Clean Cities, the autogas program is helping fleets in the Southeastern United States switch to autogas. Alabama fleets participating in the program include Lee County, Lewis Pest Control and the City of Vestavia Hills, which recently converted 14 police cruisers to autogas.

“The purpose of the roadshow series is to provide fleet operators, and anyone else interested, hands-on experience with propane vehicles,” says Mark Bentley, executive director of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition.

The roadshow gave fleet operators, government officials and community members the opportunity to test-drive autogas vehicles and learn the benefits of autogas directly from industry experts. Vestavia Hills Mayor Roberto Zaragoza kicked off the event by welcoming participants to the city, and speakers included representatives from Alliance AutoGas, Metro Lawn, the Alabama Propane Gas Association and the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries. Several fleets presented their autogas success stories.

“The roadshows have been a great way to share what local organizations are doing to make a difference by switching their gasoline vehicles to clean propane autogas,” says Alleyn Harned, executive director of Virginia Clean Cities.

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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