U.S. coast-to-coast educational trip with LPG converted vehicle
Alliance AutoGas’ Bi-Fuel 2016 3.5 Litre Ford F-150 is now set to embark on a 5,500 mile 12-city “Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride.” The goal of the F-150’s trip is to underscore the importance and impact of reducing CO2 emissions through the use of Autogas. According to Alliance AutoGas, “We want people to see first-hand, how simple and easy it is to convert a vehicle, how well it runs, and a how it gives the fleet manager a well-documented return,” noted Ed Hoffman, President of Blossman Services, Inc.
Several Clean Cities Coalitions are planning events and activities during the refuelling stops of the trip. The Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride will start on May 2nd in Kansas City, KS, travel to Seattle, WA, and complete its journey in Jacksonville, FL, on May 18. There will be an additional “homecoming” event scheduled on May 23 in Asheville, NC.
In addition to the bi-fuel Ford F-150, the trip will trailer a propane-fuelled mower. The 2013 Exmark Lazer Z Ultra Cut 60 is powered by a 25.5 horsepower Kawasaki FX801 V-Twin gasoline engine but was converted to propane autogas by Alliance Small Engines.
Stuart Weidie, President and CEO or Blossman Gas and President of Alliance AutoGas said, “The cross country trip in Alliance Autogas’ Ford F150 will be a great opportunity to demonstrate why propane Autogas is the world’s #1 alternative fuel. We hope to educate citizens across the country about the extended range of Autogas vehicles as well as the benefits of real costs savings and emissions reductions.”