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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow rolling into Decatur


Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow rolling into Decatur

2011 Nissan Leaf. Source: Wikimedia Commons

2011 Nissan Leaf. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Anyone who has an itch to test-drive a vehicle that runs on something other than good old fashioned gasoline, take note.

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols will be bringing the fifth annual Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow to Decatur on June 23. The event will be held at Agnes Scott College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“The series is designed to assist municipal leaders and private enterprise business fleets with critical transportation and operations planning information,” a press release from Echols’ office says. “This year’s theme will be ‘Advancing the Choice for Clean Energy’ and will focus on Georgia’s growing number of new natural gas, propane, electric and biofuel fleets. Each half-day event will feature an outdoor showcase of cars and trucks, followed by a series of panels with fleet managers, utilities, suppliers and vehicle manufacturers, who will discuss the benefits and challenges of switching to clean fuels.”

Decatur is one of eight cities around the state selected to take part in this year’s event.

According to the press release, “Admission to the event is free for public officials, government staff and private fleet operators or $29 for the general public and $15 for students.” Registration info can be found at www.AFVRoadshow.com

There will be an opportunity for vehicle test drives between noon and 1 p.m., the event announcement says.

According to the event announcement, “The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow (www.AFVRoadshow.com) has visited 48 cities since 2011 and educated over 4,000 fleet managers and business owners. The Roadshow receives no funding the state of Georgia or the Public Service Commission. No sponsorship or admission fees from the Roadshow either directly or indirectly benefit any candidate for public office. To ensure that the Roadshow maintains its core purpose of education on Alternative Fuels, no campaigning is allowed at any Roadshow event.”