Milestone for Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program
Virginia Clean Cities is spreading the word that 1,000 vehicles have been successfully converted to run on propane autogas through the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program. SPADP is supported by funding from ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program.
“This represents a significant mark with 1,000 vehicle conversions successfully fueling and driving on cleaner and less expensive domestic propane,” Virginia Clean Cities executive director Alleyn Harned said in a release. “This milestone is the result of years of hard work and collaboration with project partners and Clean Cities Coalitions throughout the country.”
His organization notes that Veolia Transportation is switching 300 taxis nationwide to propane autogas, while Southeast fleets taking advantage of the economical fuel include the City of Sandy Springs and the Carroll, Jackson and Muscogee County sheriff’s offices in Georgia; Community Counseling Services and Pearl River County in Mississippi; Buncombe County, N.C.; and the city of Vestavia Hills, Lee County and Lewis Pest Control in Alabama.
Virginia fleets include Groome Transportation, Virginia Premier Health Plan, the city of Newport News, Spotsylvania County and the August, Culpeper and Frederick County sheriff’s offices.
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Source: Virginia Clean Cities with Fleets & Fuels follow-up