By Gary Thomas
Propane Autogas Roadshow Series, a part of the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program, made a stop in Alabama in order to educate the community about American-made autogas technology. This last event in the Propane Autogas Roadshow Series has been hosted by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition at the Vestavia Hills Lodge.
This program administered by Virginia Clean Cities enables Southeastern U.S. fleets to move on to clean autogas that is domestically produced. The City of Vestavia Hills, Lewis Pest Control and Lee County are the Alabama fleets participating in the Propane Autogas Development Program.
Through the Alabama Propane Autogas Roadshow community members, government officials, and fleet operators were given the opportunity to know the benefits of autogas from industry experts themselves and the opportunity to test-drive vehicles running on propane autogas.
The event was inaugurated by Roberto “Butch” Zaragoza, the Mayor of Vestavia Hills. The speakers in this event comprised of representatives from Metro Lawn, Alliance AutoGas, the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries and the Alabama Propane Gas Association. Apart from these representatives, successful autogas stories were presented by many fleets.
Fleets using autogas have less maintenance requirements and they can save more than $1 per gallon on fuel, thus highlighting the fact that fleets on a budget can benefit a lot from the usage of autogas that is regarded an appropriate financially viable alternative fuel option.