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PERC Wants Propane Emergency Vehicles

June 30, 2015 in Education, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Joins NASEO’s Initiative for Resiliency in Energy Through Vehicles

The Propane Education & Research Council has joined a national task force promoting the addition of alternative fuel vehicles to emergency response fleets. PERC notes that iREV, the Initiative for Resiliency in Energy Through Vehicles, organized by the National Association of State Energy Officials, has been awarded $800,000 in DoE Clean Cities grant funds to administer the project.

PERC would like to see more emergency vehicles operated on propane autogas.

PERC would like to see more emergency vehicles operated on propane autogas.



PERC says it will work with NASEO and 17 other member groups to provide emergency fleet managers with customized tools, information, and strategies about alternative fuel vehicle technologies, infrastructure, and their uses in emergency scenarios.

“The task force’s resources will help emergency managers examine the potential costs, benefits, and interdependencies associated with diversifying their fleets, reducing dependence on petroleum, and increasing their energy security,” PERC says.

NASEO notes that gaseous fuel minibuses helped New Jersey recover from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

NASEO notes that gaseous fuel minibuses helped New Jersey recover from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Freedom from Oil

“Alternative fuels are very important for the emergency response sector,” PERC president and CEO Roy Willis said in a release.

“Diversifying a fleet’s fuel source insulates it from petroleum market volatility and mitigates the impact of supply disruptions,” Willis said. “It’s all about ensuring that priority fuel users can continue to operate in the face of natural disasters, major fuel source disruptions, and extreme weather events.”

“Our investments have helped make propane autogas a turn-key solution that can be implemented quickly, even on a tight budget,” Willis said. “Law enforcement fleets around the country have already experienced success with propane autogas.

“These experiences, coupled with our technical expertise and industry insight, are what we’ll bring to the iREV team.”


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Source: Propane Education & Research Council with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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