INDIANAPOLIS - PERC and its partners will be attending the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. March 8 - 10.

WHO: Propane Education & Research Council (PERC)

WHAT: Propane Pavilion (Booth 5085) at the 2011 National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Work Truck Show, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis.

WHEN: Exhibit hours: March 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ride and drive hours: March 8, 12 to 4:30 p.m.; March 9, 12 to 4:30 p.m.

WHY: There are 15 million vehicles fueled by propane autogas on the road today worldwide, 270,000 of which are in the United States, according to the Energy Department. As more fleet managers become aware of the environmental and economic advantages of propane autogas, the U.S. market for vehicles fueled by propane autogas is gaining momentum. Industry leaders like Alliance AutoGas, Blue Bird Corp., CleanFuel USA, Collins Bus Corp., Impco/BRC, and Roush CleanTech have increased the availability of high-performance vehicles fueled by propane autogas, helping fleet managers achieve sustainability goals.

Ten new on-road vehicle platforms fueled by propane autogas have been developed in the past 20 months by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and its manufacturing partners. One of these vehicles, a 2011 Ford E-350 cargo van, equipped with a Roush CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system that was partially funded by PERC, will be on display in the Propane Pavilion for readers to examine closely and pose questions to PERC personnel.

Also on display will be an innovative CleanFuel USA propane autogas refueling dispenser system outfitted with a 500-gallon tank mounted on a portable platform—one of several propane autogas refueling options. Fleet managers also can experience the performance and handling of a Ford E-450 dual rear wheel cutaway box van fueled by propane autogas during the ride-and-drive event.    

HOW: Join propane industry representatives and PERC personnel for information and test drives in the ride-and-drive event.