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Vehicles Fueled by Propane Autogas Hit Pavement in Empire State

Roadshows bring training to all corners of New York for fleet managers, transportation professionals

WASHINGTON (October 7, 2011) — The New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA), with support from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), invites transportation professionals to attend one of four upcoming roadshows in New York to learn about the capabilities of vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

“Propane autogas is a safe, affordable, readily available, and domestically produced fuel option,” said Barbara Roach, executive director at NYPGA. “These free events give fleet professionals the tools they need to consider incorporating clean-burning propane-autogas-fueled vehicles into their fleet.”

The events are being held at Phelps Sungas in Geneva on October 12; Hotel Sierra in Fishkill on October 13; Niagara Falls Conference Center in Niagara Falls on November 8; and Hilton Garden Inn in Troy on November 9.

Propane autogas is the third most common vehicle fuel, with more than 270,000 vehicles operating on propane autogas in the United States and 15 million worldwide. Propane autogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 25 percent and creates 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide, and fewer particulate emissions when compared to gasoline.

“At a time when gasoline prices are continually rising, interest in alternative fuel technology is at an all-time high,” said Roy Willis, PERC president and CEO. “Propane autogas can help fleet professionals save on the bottom line, and have a positive impact on reducing our nation’s carbon footprint and dependence on foreign oil.”

Representatives from American Alternative Fuels, Blue Bird Corp., Briggs & Stratton, CleanFuel USA, Ferris Industries, Roush CleanTech, and TransTech Energy will be on hand to discuss the latest propane and propane autogas technologies and product offerings.

Presentations will cover return on investment, cost savings, environmental benefits, tax incentives, fueling infrastructure, and new products nearing release, among other topics. A representative from PERC will deliver a propane overview, and a ride-and-drive will give fleet professionals the opportunity to experience the capabilities of a vehicle fueled by propane autogas.

All roadshows are free and take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for any of the NYPGA roadshows, visit www.propaneroadshows.com or www.nypropane.com under upcoming events. For more information about PERC and its research and development, training, and safety programs, visit www.autogasusa.org.

The Propane Education & Research Council was authorized by the U.S. Congress with the passage of Public Law 104-284, the Propane Education & Research Act (PERA), signed into law on October 11, 1996. The mission of the Propane Education & Research Council is to promote the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy source.