Website launched to raise awareness of propane autogas

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program has launched a new website (www.usepropaneautogas.com) to raise awareness of the benefits and provide information on the use of propane autogas.

The Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program has launched a new website (www.usepropaneautogas.com) to raise awareness of the benefits and provide information on the use of propane autogas.

“We are excited to launch this website, which not only highlights our fleet partners and successes, but also serves as a resource for fleet owners and managers who are looking for unbiased information about propane autogas vehicles and fueling,” said Chelsea Jenkins, director of Virginia Clean Cities, which is administering the program. “Autogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is domestically produced, so autogas fleets can feel good about their fuel choice while reducing their operating and fuel costs.”

The Southeast Propane program is funded by a grant from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act and the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Clean Cities program. Its purpose is to raise the profile of propane autogas and promote its use by fleets in the Southeastern U.S.

The program will deploy more than 1,000 propane autogas vehicles from public and private fleets, as well as implement more than 25 propane autogas fueling stations across the Southeast. The Virginia Dept. of Mines, Minerals and Energy, along with Virginia Clean Cities, is administering the program.

“With gasoline prices on a steady rise, there has never been a better time for fleets to learn the bottom-line benefits of clean fuel alternatives like autogas,” said Jenkins. “We encourage private businesses and government organizations with vehicle fleets to explore the new site and find out what autogas can do for their fleets.”

The new website features information for fleets on switching to autogas, a fuel-savings calculator, fueling station information, and up-to-date news.

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