Propane autogas to be featured at North Carolina show

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North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will deliver the keynote address at an upcoming propane autogas road show sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council and hosted by the North Carolina Propane Gas Association on Wednesday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the state fairgrounds in Raleigh.

“We look forward to hearing the lieutenant governor talk about propane autogas as a proven alternative to gasoline,” says John Jessup, NCPGA executive director. “With gas prices putting a strain on wallets across the country, it’s important that we continue to drive home the message of reducing use of foreign oil. Domestically produced propane autogas is economical and available right here and right now.”

The propane road show, one of dozens in the last few years, provides an opportunity for fleet managers and others to hear from propane experts about the latest propane autogas technologies and product offerings. They will cover return on investment, cost savings, environmental benefits, tax incentives, fueling infrastructure and new products nearing release, among other topics. Industry representatives will display propane-fueled commercial mowers alongside vehicles fueled by propane autogas, including a Roush CleanTech Ford E-250 cargo van, a Knapheide Ford E-350 truck and an Alliance AutoGas police cruiser.

“Vehicles fueled by propane autogas are an excellent fuel choice for fleets,” says Brian Feehan, PERC vice president. “Fleet operators do not have to sacrifice performance for environmental friendliness. With regard to mowing equipment, propane reduces carbon monoxide emissions by more than 80 percent compared with gasoline mowers. In addition to its superiority in environmental benefits, propane is safe, readily available and just makes good economic sense.”