Event showcases benefits of autogas amid rising gasoline prices, energy competition

April 18, 2012 By    

The Propane Clean Air Rally and Autogas Parade on April 14 in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park featured more than 50 propane autogas fleet vehicles from around the country, including school buses, trucks, cars and dragsters, as well as forklifts, commercial lawn mowers and golf carts.

Held by the National Propane Gas Association as part of the Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, the event put a spotlight on propane in a time of rising gasoline prices and served as a kickoff to the industry’s centennial celebration. The Propane Centennial Celebration task force worked with Clean Cities Atlanta, Roush CleanTech, General Motors, Alliance AutoGas, Clean Fuel USA and others to collect vehicle submissions and partners for the rally.

“We’ve been hearing a lot about compressed natural gas for fleets with gas prices spiking recently, so this event was the perfect opportunity to really put a focus on autogas as the most viable alternative fuel,” said Steve Whaley of Alliance AutoGas.

Industry experts shared their knowledge about clean fuel technology, while fleet managers discussed how switching to autogas has benefited their fleets.

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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