City, county, state, and federal fleet managers are looking for best-case scenarios for their transportation needs
WASHINGTON (Vocus) June 22, 2010
At the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Austin, Texas, today, Roush Performance, CleanFuel USA, and McCoy’s Lawn Equipment, with support from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), showcased on- and off-road propane-fueled vehicles that cut greenhouse gases.
The conference offered about 500 fleet and transportation managers the chance to get inside a propane-fueled Ford F-250 four-wheel drive pickup and a General Motors service truck, each equipped with a liquid propane injection system, and to inspect a zero-turn-radius Ferris propane-fueled lawn mower and a propane refueling dispenser.
Before the conference, PERC, a sponsor of the event, led a two-hour propane workshop on transportation uses for this clean and abundant fuel that is ideal for fleet transportation markets. Other conference presentation topics included fuel conservation, green fleet programs, and fleet replacement.
“City, county, state, and federal fleet managers are looking for best-case scenarios for their transportation needs,” said Brian Feehan, vice president of PERC. “Propane-fueled vehicles offer a domestic solution that can help them reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs immediately.”
On average, propane fleet vehicles reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent and create 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide, and fewer particulate emissions, compared with gasoline. They also reduce operating costs.
Propane is already the most widely used alternative fuel on roads today in the United States, powering 270,000 vehicles. Worldwide, more than 13 million vehicles run on propane. According to the Energy Department, Texas is fourth in propane transportation fuel use, behind North Carolina, California, and Michigan.
For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.governmentfleetexpo.com.
PERC promotes the safe and efficient use of propane as an energy fuel for its cost-effectiveness, efficiency and productivity, reliability, portability, and environmental friendliness. For more information on PERC and its programs, please visit http://www.propanecouncil.org.