U.S. adult day care provider sets an example in the community by choosing Autogas

Adult Life Programs of Hickory, North Carolina, a non-profit organisation that offers adult day services and transportation to individuals, is leading the way in their local community through the adoption of alternative fuels. It began looking for an alternative fuel option for their fleet of vans as a way to set an example in reducing emissions. Through their search, it decided on Autogas.

After deciding to implement an alternative fuel programme, the initiative started working with Alliance AutoGas (AAG), which provides the technology to convert a fleet’s existing vehicles to run on LPG, in addition to the refuelling infrastructure.

“A top priority for our organisation is to be a leader in the community. We saw an opportunity to set an example for the area in being more environmentally conscious with our fleet, and we are happy that the decision was made,” said Executive Director of Adult Life Programs, Mark Bumgarner. “We have found out first-hand that Autogas is a reliable fuel for the individuals who need our adult day services.”

Adult Life Programs has a Ford E350 Passenger Van and two Ford Transit Passenger Vans currently running on Autogas. “Our drivers were pleased to discover how simple the refuelling process is,” added Bumgarner. “Our vans are on the road 2-3 times a day, 5 days a week. We continue to look at ways to grow our programmes, and with that includes analysing our fleet and utilising Autogas.”

To date, Adult Life Programs has used over 1,200 gallons of Autogas, which according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculations is the equivalent planting 338 trees that grow for ten years. AAG looks forward to seeing more companies follow the progressive example set by Adult Life Programs. For more information, please check this link.

22 January 2020