Pennsylvania awards over $2 million to encourage adoption of clean fuel vehicles

The Government of Pennsylvania has awarded more than $2.1 million in 2019 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIGs) to 18 cleaner fuel vehicle projects state-wide that will help improve air quality and public health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change. Autogas, natural gas, electric, ethanol, biodiesel, and other alternative fuels are supported, and local governments, schools, businesses, and organisations may apply for grants.

“We are committed to helping Pennsylvanians breathe cleaner air at school, in their neighbourhoods, and at their workplaces and to reducing climate change by putting more cleaner fuel vehicles in use around the state,” said Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell.

The vehicle replacement projects are located in 13 counties and will put 82 alternative fuel vehicles in use. The Autogas-related projects are the following:

– ProGas, Inc.: $6,500 to replace a gasoline vehicle with an LPG vehicle and train six new technicians to do LPG conversions.
– Radnor Township School District: $42,500 to purchase five Autogas school buses.
– Bradford Area School District: $19,000 for two Autogas school buses.
– AAA Club Alliance: $17,335 for an Autogas tow vehicle.
– Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Inc.: $87,000 for five Autogas shuttle buses.

The AFIG Programme supports replacement of older gasoline- or diesel-fuelled vehicles with cleaner fuel vehicles and fuelling stations for these vehicles to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants including carbon monoxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxide, a principal greenhouse gas. For more information, please visit this link.

5 August 2020