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Washington, DC, United States, 2008/04/02 - See the next generation alternative energy propane vehicle technology, and drive it first-hand, at the California Road Show April 16 in Sacramento, April 17 in Fresno, and April 18 in Diamond Bar.
What: Test drive and experience new propane engine fuel technologies that meet or exceed state and federal emissions standards in the propane-powered Roush F-150 pick-up truck, Blue Bird VISION school bus, and the GM 8.1L medium duty truck. In addition to stopovers for public events, these vehicles will caravan from Sacramento to Los Angeles, covering more than 400 miles in 3 days.
April 16 , Sacramento
A-Z Bus Company
3418 52nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95823
April 17, Fresno
3495 S. Maple Avenue,Fresno, CA 93725
April 18, Diamond Bar
South Coast AQMD
21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Time: 9 am-Noon
Continental Breakfast will be provided
Who: Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)
U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities (U.S. DOECC)
Western Propane Gas Association
State and Local Air Quality Regulators
Blue Bird Corporation
Why: President Bush challenged Americans to reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next decade in his energy bill. In turn, Governor Schwarzenegger challenged California to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels sold in the state by at least 10 percent by 2020. A bellwether state in environmental protection and smart energy, California city leaders and fleet managers are looking to meet these goals by evaluating alternative fuel options; and more are turning to a proven option that is domestic and available today – propane. Research has found that if a select group of fleet owners switched 10% of their vehicles to propane, more than 830 million gallons of gas could be displaced by 2017. Along with providing a strategy for drawing down domestic gas consumption, propane-powered vehicles are more cost effective, cleaner burning and environmentally friendly than traditional gasoline or diesel fuels.