At the Propane Education & Research Council display during the 2011 Beverage Fleet Summit propane autogas vehicles from PERC manufacturing partners CleanFuel USA and Roush CleanTech will be available for attendees to test-drive on Tuesday, March 29, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. That includes a General Motors G-4500 cutaway van and a Ford E-450 cargo van, each equipped with a liquid propane autogas injection system.
PERC will lead a panel of experts making presentations about propane autogas, ethanol, biodiesel and natural gas Tuesday, March 29, at 3:30 p.m. The roundtable discussion will focus on the range of alternative fuel options available to beverage fleets seeking more energy-saving and eco-friendly options to fuel their vehicles.
“Many beverage companies have already incorporated fuel-efficient modes of product delivery, such as optimizing delivery routes and using lighter beverage packaging,” says Brian Feehan, vice president of PERC. “Using vehicles fueled by propane autogas, a domestic fuel that reduces carbon emissions and operating costs, strengthens corporate stewardship even more.”
Fleet vehicles fueled by propane autogas include light- and medium-duty trucks, vans, passenger vehicles, school buses and taxis. New on-road vehicle platforms in development, such as the GM 6-liter engine by CleanFuel USA and the Ford Super Duty F-450 and F-550 trucks by Roush CleanTech, will provide more propane autogas options for the beverage industry.