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The use of propane autogas is growing significantly in fleets across Tennessee, from Memphis to Greeneville. Join us for a digital tour!

About this Event

One of the many benefits of propane is the low-cost of the infrastructure.

On Thursday, October 22, East Tennessee Clean Fuels will host a video and webinar wherein we will highlight one example installation of a propane refueling site for a fleet in northeast Tennessee that is both for private fleet and public use, as well as showcase a school district in northwest Tennessee that now has four of it’s own refueling locations.

Attendees will be able to learn how these sites came to be, what they cost or how they were financed, what vehicles are using the infrastructure, and how the user fleets are decreasing fleet costs and increasing sustainability by choosing propane.

Speakers include Happy Fox from Alliance AutoGas, Ricky Phillips from Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, and a representative from NETTrans.

About Happy:

Happy is an Alternative Fuels Consultant for Alliance AutoGas. He is an experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. He is skilled in Operations Management, Coaching, Retail, Event Management, and Team Building. He puts a particular emphasis on customer and community relations.

About Ricky:

Ricky is the System Vehicle Maintenance for CMCSS. He did much of the legwork to acquire the school system’s fleet of propane autogas school buses, beginning with the purchase of its first propane Blue Bird bus in 2014. “We bought the first one to see how it would compare to our diesels, which have been increasing our bus maintenance costs. That first bus worked without any issues and showed us that not only can propane work as an engine fuel on larger vehicles like a school bus, but reduced our bus maintenance costs by over 50 percent – from $0.36/mile-bus to $0.16/mile-bus,” says Phillips. “It went so well that we are looking to further expand the fleet.”

About NETTrans:

In 2016, NETTrans implemented an autogas program with AAG and continues to support the surrounding community with its fleet of autogas transit vans. The regional public transit system serves numerous counties in Northeast Tennessee, along with urbanized areas outside the city limits for Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. The company is a not-for-profit, working as part of the FTHRA. The agency’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Northeast Tennessee through effective delivery of social services.

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