Photo courtesy of t he East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition.

Photo courtesy of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition.

Clean Cities and Fuels Coalitions throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee provided opportunities for fleets to experience and test a wide range of alternative fuel vehicles in new and existing industry fleet sectors at the Clean Cities Southeast AFV Demonstration Initiative (SADI).

The vehicle demonstration program, which was held in to Clinton, Tenn. last week, included vehicles, driver education, and marketing strategies. It featured partners such as Alliance AutoGas, ICOM, Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Penske, and others.

The SADI project focuses on non-existent or under-utilized markets for compressed natural gas and propane in the transportation sector, and it seeks to reach both a considerable number of drivers and fleet operators and to ensure that adequate fueling infrastructure is in place to allow for continued use after the project ends, according to the company.

Alliance AutoGas provided a Ford Transit van to the SADI demonstration, as well as a Ford F-150 and Police Interceptor Utility, which are all powered by propane autogas.

“Alliance Autogas is excited about our continued relationship with East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and Tennessee Clean Fuels as we work closely with them on the SADI demonstration project,” said Tim N. Clark, director of sales for Alliance AutoGas. “The efforts of Jonathan Overly and Melissa Goldberg of the coalition were key in getting our three Alliance Autogas demonstration vehicles into the hands of fleet decision makers in East Tennessee.”