Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

CA: Tour Propane Autogas Technology at 2014 ACT Expo

A record number of propane autogas exhibitors, including propane autogas retailers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), are promoting clean, affordable propane autogas at the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif., May 5-8.

Fleet operators who are looking for ways to cut costs and emissions will want to check out the autogas offerings, according to Roy Willis, president and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).  “At this year’s ACT Expo, fleet managers have an unprecedented opportunity to explore  the growing array of propane autogas vehicle and engine options and learn what has made this powerful, American-made alternative fuel so desirable,” Willis said.

Ten medium- and light-duty OEMs, infrastructure providers, and conversion partners are exhibiting technology in the ACT Expo Hall. PERC encourages attendees to visit booth 911 and pick up a Propane Autogas Rewards Tour card, which offers attendees a Starbucks gift card for visiting propane the following exhibitor booths:

At the PERC booth, a Roush CleanTech E-450 transit shuttle bus and the newly released MT45 strip chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) will be on display. New flat tank fuel storage technology from Propane Performance Industries (PPI), an Exmark Lazer Z S-Series propane-powered lawn mower with a Kohler EFI powerplant engine, and a Superior Energy Systems autogas dispenser will also be displayed at booth 911.

Lead the Way Pre-conference Event

On May 5, PERC will host the second annual Lead the Way free pre-conference event from 1 to 5 p.m. at the convention center.

“This year’s program will focus on new medium-duty propane autogas technology advancements, policies that help advance all alternative fuels, and infrastructure solutions,” Willis said. “And fleet professionals can take part in Q-and-A discussions with their peers and leading public and private fleets that are investing in propane autogas.”

Attendees can join in one or all of the following sessions:

  • 1:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Technology Advancements Presentation — Tim J. Callahan, staff engineer, Powertrain Product Development section, Southwest Research Institute.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Policy Presentation — Alex Schroeder, transportation technology deployment manager, NREL.
  • 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Public Fleets Panel.
  • 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Private Fleets Panel.
  • 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Infrastructure Presentation — Tucker Perkins, chief business development officer, PERC.