Alliance AutoGas (AAG) announced it is highlighting its new partnership at this year’s NTEA Work Truck Week (WTW22) event. Work Truck Week is scheduled to take place March 8–11, 2022, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
An autogas hybrid Big Cedar shuttle van will be displayed in the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) booth.
AAG, in collaboration with the Missouri Propane Gas Association, partnered with Big Cedar in November of 2021 to convert two of its guest shuttles to autogas.
Big Cedar shuttles stay on the road 18 hours a day. Each one of the converted vans runs an average of 120,000 miles per year, resulting in CO2 emissions reductions from one van alone being the equivalent of 584 trash bags of waste being recycled instead of going to the landfill, or the carbon sequestered by 16.8 acres of US forest in one year, according to the news release.
The passenger shuttle on display is a 2021 Chevrolet G3500 with 6.6 liter direct-injected engine, converted with an Alliance Engineered System featuring technology from Prins.
The autogas shuttles in the Big Cedar fleet are bi-fuel, hybrid vehicles, also operating on gasoline. AAG is the exclusive distributor of Prins Alternative Fuel Systems in the US.
“Big Cedar Lodge has an outstanding team that is committed to focusing on sustainability throughout their entire operation," said Josh Budworth, Business Development Manager for AAG. "We are excited to partner with Big Cedar to develop their autogas program and look forward to helping them reduce their carbon footprint.”
AAG will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, March 9 in the Propane Education & Research Council booth #5591 beginning at 3:10 p.m. The event will cover the autogas program in further detail and showcase one of the Big Cedar converted autogas shuttles.