4th Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow Travels Across Georgia


(Atlanta, GA) Four years ago, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols gathered a few folks together in a room to talk about the benefits of swapping out fuelguzzling gas and diesel vehicles for clean, domesticallyproduced fuels like natural gas, propane, electricity and biofuels. Back then, there were only a handful of electricvehicle charging stations in Georgia and almost no natural gas fueling stations. Today the landscape has changed dramatically. As municipal leaders, logistics managers and CFOs look for costsaving solutions, clean fuel vehicles are factoring into their decisions. From sanitation trucks and transit vehicles to commuter cars and light trucks, it makes more sense than ever to evaluate alternative fueled vehicles. Utility companies and fuelingstation developers have stepped up to the plate to support vehicle manufacturers. Today, that first small group of pioneers at the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow has become thousands of supporters.

The Roadshow will be touring Georgia June 1726th, 2014, stopping at eight (8) cities around the state. Each halfday event combines a live outdoor vehicle showcase followed by a twohour classroomstyle seminar featuring short presentations by experts from each of the clean fuels and vehicle manufacturers. Utility companies highlight infrastructure development and finance experts detail the ways that capital equipment can be purchased or leased along with other energy efficiency projects. The information that one would typically travel hundreds of miles to see at a multiday convention is compacted into one, very relevant, lowcost seminar in the local community.

Tour Stops:

  • Tuesday, June 17th 9a12n | Atlanta Fulton County | Hosted by Georgia International Convention Center

  • Wednesday, June 18th 9a12n | Columbia County | Hosted by Evans Government Center

  • Thursday, June 19th 9a12n | WarnerRobins | Hosted by Museum of Aviation

  • Friday, June 20th 2p5p | Savannah Convention Center | Hosted by Georgia Municipal Association

  • Monday June 23rd 9a12n | Atlanta Cobb County | Hosted by Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

  • Tuesday June 24th 9a12n | Rabun County | Hosted by Clayton City Hall

  • Wednesday, June 25th 9a – 12n | Gainesville | Hosted by Brenau Downtown Center

  • Thursday, June 26th | Columbus Civic and Convention Center | Hosted by Columbus Chamber of Commerce

The Tour is hosted by Commissioner Tim Echols and produced by AdVentures LLC, a private company, working in partnership with local government and advocacy groups to produce nonprofit and educational events with a social purpose. The mission of the Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow is to serve the alternative energy economy, by advancing ideas about propane, natural gas, biofuels and electric vehicles—all which drive the transportation industry forward.

For more information, visit www.AFVRoadshow.com

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