Monday, June 10, 2013

American-Made Propane a One-Fuel Solution at the Government Fleet Expo

PERC showcases propane-fueled vehicles and mowers at the annual public fleet manager’s conference

WASHINGTON (June 10, 2013) – Public sector fleet managers will see the latest propane-autogas-powered vehicles and commercial lawn mowers at the 2013 Government Fleet Expo (GFX), June 10 to 12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

GFX gives fleet managers the opportunity to learn how they can save on fuel and reduce emissions by incorporating propane-powered vehicles and mowers across their operations.

Propane emits 12 percent less carbon dioxide, 20 percent less nitrogen oxide, and 60 percent less carbon monoxide than gasoline-fueled vehicles. For landscape contractors, propane’s chemical make-up virtually eliminates spillage.

Visit the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) in booth 139, and check out the 2012 Chevy Tahoe from Williamson County EMS provided by CleanFuel USA. Williamson County currently operates 36 propane autogas vehicles across nine county departments. The county estimates it saves $73,000 annually on fuel costs. 

Roush CleanTech will also exhibit a 2012 SuperCab F-250 demo truck with a 46 usable gallon in-bed tank at the booth.

Additionally, GFX will feature the debut at PERC’s booth of Exmark’s Lazer Z S-Series lawn mower with the Kohler Propane EFI engine. The engine can increase fuel efficiency by as much as 25 percent due to its automotive-style, closed-loop EFI system. Exmark is now offering this propane-powered mower through its nationwide dealer network.

“Fleet managers can control their bottom line and reduce harmful emissions by using these propane-fueled vehicles and commercial mowers,” said Tucker Perkins, PERC’s chief business development officer. “Propane is the only American-made, one-fuel alternative energy solution for the large and small engine market.”

On June 10, from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. Perkins and Darren Engle, head of PERC’s Research and Technology Development Working Group, will participate in the GFX Clean Vehicle Technology panel and discuss the ROI of the propane refueling infrastructure and these new propane-powered products.

For more information about PERC and propane products, visit

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