Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Big State Support for Natural Gas, Propane and Other Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The State of Pennsylvania continued to show significant support for natural gas vehicles (NGVs), with the announcement that $6.7 million would be funneled toward incentives for heavy-duty NGVs.

Also, Gov. Tom Corbett announced new funding of $10 million for the state's Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) program, designed to help fleets purchase new alt-fuel vehicles or convert existing fleet assets.

The $6.7 million that was mobilized this week is a part of the state's $20 million Natural Gas Energy Development program, which provides incentives for compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or bi-fuel vehicles that exceed 14,000 lbs. GVW. Awardees include companies such as Crossett Inc., which received $500,000 to convert 25 tractors to run on CNG, and Birkmire Trailer Co., which is also using $500,000 to convert 15 trucks to dual-fuel CNG/diesel technology and to buy six new CNG trucks.

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