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PERC’s Straight Talk on Propane Autogas

January 21, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Series of Videos to Highlight Fleets’ Propane Autogas Use

The Propane Education & Research Council has prepared a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

Each of the PERC videos will be debuted
in the coming weeks by Fleets & Fuels

PERC's first 'Straight Talk' video, to be released January 28, will address propane autogas school buses in Mesa, Ariz.

PERC’s first ‘Straight Talk’ video, to be released January 28, will address propane autogas school buses with a focus on Mesa, Ariz.

The first of the “Straight Talk” video series, available as of today, provides an overview of propane autogas (also known as LPG, for liquefied petroleum gas) as a vehicle fuel, with real world vehicle operators explaining why they selected it.

PERC’s Straight Talk videos will cover

  • School Buses, featuring an interview with Ron Latko, director of transportation and fleet management with Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Ariz. – 89 of 544 school buses converted to propane autogas;
  • Commercial Fleets, featuring an interview with ThyssenKrupp Elevator fleet manager Tom Armstrong – 65 Roush CleanTech Ford E-series vans, seven F-series pickup trucks and two F-650 stake bed trucks running on propane autogas in Phoenix, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, and Detroit;
  • County Transit, featuring an interview with fleet manager Rick Hilmer, Prince George’s County, Md. – a fleet of more than 4,000 vehicles with both propane autogas and hybrid vehicles;
  • Niche Freight, featuring an interview with Adam McCloe, operations VP at GM Groups managing AAustin Express – 90 of 175 vehicles converted to propane autogas using Icom North America’s liquid injection system; and
  • Telecommunications, featuring an Interview with Brandon Morris, director of fleet services for DirectTV – 77 propane autogas-fueled vehicles.

A preview of what they say:

  • “We can put in a natural gas station for a million-five or we can put in a propane station for $300,000.”
  • “Propane was much more easily deployable.”
  • “Propane has the advantage of very low infrastructure costs.”
  • “We’re saving $3,425 a day.”

Click here for the introductory compilation video – And Stay Tuned!


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PERC, Mike Taylor, 202-452-8975; mobile 859-409-1439; [email protected]

PERC info, Gregg Walker, 202-452-8975; [email protected]; www.propane.com; autogasusa.org


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

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