The Tennessee Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow will be in Chattanooga Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon at the DoubleTree Hotel.
The vehicle showcase and business seminar is on the practical impact of clean, alternative fuels in today’s vehicles. Attendees will get a look at propane, biofuels, natural gas, electric and compressed natural gas vehicles along with answers to questions on cost, safety, maintenance and fuel considerations. There will be vehicle displays ranging from small electric vehicles to large trucks powered by a variety of alternative fuels.
The East Tennessee region has reduced its overall gasoline and diesel fuel consumption in the last 10 years by 10.7 million gallons. Officials say the interest in CNG is gaining speed in the Chattanooga area and a number of fleets are considering CNG for their vehicles. The Chattanooga Area Rapid Transit has been running electric buses for 15 years. The DoubleTree Hotel (host site) has the first installation of publicly available Level 2 EV Charger in the country and is a state of Tennessee “Green Hospitality Certified” hotel.
Ian Skelton, director of Natural Gas Vehicles from Chattanooga Gas, will present on the company’s initiatives to encourage the use of natural gas as a cleaner, cheaper transportation fuel. A CNG vehicle and home-refueling appliance, or Phill, will be on display.
There will be a vehicle showcase on site from 9-10 a.m. and from 10 a.m.-noon will be a series of presentations by manufacturers and suppliers.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For information visit www.afvroadshow.com or call 678.810-0929.