Propane autogas takes center stage at work truck conference

Washington, D.C. -- The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) will showcase the lean and green benefits of propane autogas as it displays trucks, mowers, and fuel dispensers at the 2012 Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event, in Indianapolis today through Thursday.

PERC will exhibit beginning March 6 in booth No. 5191 propane autogas vehicles that cost less to operate while providing the same horsepower, torque, and range as their gasoline counterparts.

Propane burns much cleaner than gasoline. Propane autogas vehicles emit 12 percent less carbon dioxide, 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, and up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide than gas-powered vehicles.

“Propane autogas is an ideal alternative fuel for fleet managers seeking to lower their refueling costs while also meeting their environmental goals,” said Roy Willis, president and CEO of PERC. “There’s no better place than the Work Truck Show to display the cost-saving and air-quality advantages that propane autogas offers.”

PERC will display several vehicles with Roush CleanTech propane autogas systems, including a Ford E-450 cutaway box truck and a 2011 E-350 cutaway van. There will also be an Exmark commercial mower, and visitors can drive the big General Motors 4500 cutaway van by CleanFuel USA in the show’s Green Truck Ride-and-Drive.

On March 6, PERC, CleanFuel USA, and Roush CleanTech will host the “Propane Autogas: Green, Clean, Economical” seminar to discuss product availability, refueling options, and the lean and green benefits of using domestically produced propane autogas.

PERC operates one of the world’s largest propane research and development programs, working with original equipment manufacturers to fund new propane autogas engines and vehicles. Visit autogasusa.org for videos about propane autogas and more about PERC.

About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council was authorized by the U.S. Congress with the passage of Public Law 104-284, the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA), signed into law on October 11, 1996. The mission of the Propane Education & Research Council is to promote the safe, efficient use of odorized propane gas as a preferred energy source.

SOURCE Midland Daily News

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