Fourth in Series of Videos Focuses on Prince George’s County Fleet
Propane autogas is among the fuels used in a fleet of more than 4,300 vehicles operated by Prince George’s County, Md. Fleet manager Rick Hilmer explains why the County has made a start with propane autogas as it moves away from petroleum in the fourth of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.
This is the fourth of the PERC Straight Talk
videos being debuted weekly by Fleets & Fuels
Prince George’s County, says Hilmer, and has a climate action plan to reduce petroleum use by 20% in ten years.
“We really needed to do something immediately,” Hilmer says. “We needed to do something that would make an impact, and we needed to do something that was scalable, that we could build on.
‘A Place to Start’
“That’s why propane autogas made sense to us as a place to start,” Hilmer says. “It’ll help us meet our goals for climate action.”
And, Prince George’s County will save money on fuel while reducing petroleum use, and expects to save money on capital expenditures as well.
“We believe we’re going to be able to run these vehicles on longer duty cycles. We’ll be able to keep them for more years than a diesel or a gas vehicle.”
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SOURCE: Propane Education & Research Council with Fleets & Fuels follow-up