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Shelby L. Metzger
Harrisburg, PA – More than 17 million vehicles are powered by Propane AutoGas worldwide, including 270,000 in the United States. AutoGas is now a proven technology that enjoys environmental, cost and safety advantages over foreign-produced vehicle fuels such as gasoline and diesel.
The benefits of converting public and private vehicles to AutoGas were presented and discussed at a Symposium hosted by PAPGA on July 17th at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College.
‘AutoGas is safe, reliable, abundant and American made’ said Michael Taylor of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), who began an impressive lineup of Presenters.
Chelsea Jenkins of Roush CleanTech talked about the company’s dedication to AutoGas moving forward, stating ‘Unlike other alternative fuels such as E85, Propane can and will survive without Federal incentives’.
Mason Hemphill of Brightbill Body Works demonstrated the quiet start up of a Propane Powered Blue Bird Vision School Bus for all attendees of the symposium. ‘Eventually, School Districts will want to go green, plus buy fuel that is produced and processed right here in Pennsylvania’.
School Districts nationwide are rapidly converting their fleets to Propane AutoGas from Diesel due to the tremendous benefits such as:
- Up to 30% savings on fuel costs
- Up to 80% reduction in smog-forming emissions
- Increased Safety due to lower flammability range and 20 times more puncture resistant fuel tanks
- 50% quieter engines allowing drivers to better hear and focus on surroundings
FYDA Energy Solutions is converting 30 vehicles per week to Propane AutoGas from a territory that includes Western PA. ‘Over 250 Public Vehicles are now being powered by Propane in Pittsburgh alone, with many more on the way this year’, said Director of Business Development Tim Hooker.
Propane Marketers region-wide are stepping up their efforts to educate Fleet Managers, Business Owners and Consumers as to the benefits of using AutoGas. For the nearest expert in your area, please send us a note and we will have a member contact you.
The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.