Propane autogas on display at FedFleet

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Federal fleet managers are offered a clear vision of how propane autogas can reduce operating and maintenance costs and their carbon footprint at the 11th annual National Motor Vehicle and Aviation Workshops and Exposition (FedFleet), which runs through July 28 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

“Propane offers on- and off-road options for government fleets that are cost-effective, clean and readily available for immediate adoption,” says Brian Feehan, vice president of the Propane Education & Research Council. “This conference provides a real-world look into the variety of applications and refueling options available for fleet managers, especially those charged with bringing home an alternative fuel solution.”

Inside the Propane Pavilion, booth No. 125, a Roush CleanTech Ford E-250 cargo van fueled by propane autogas and a propane-fueled lawnmower from Heritage Propane are on display. During the ride-and-drive event, federal fleet managers have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a 2010 Ford F-250 pickup courtesy of Ferrellgas, a bifuel 2009 Dodge Charger R/T police car courtesy of AmeriGas, and a 2010 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty 15-passenger van courtesy of Heritage Propane.

“With reduced maintenance costs and federal and local incentive programs available, domestically produced propane autogas makes economic sense while also offering sustainability and environmental benefits,” says Feehan.