TENNESSEE D.O.T POLICY DIRECTOR AND STATE ENERGY DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT STATEWIDE CLEAN FUEL SHOWCASE AND SEMINAR SERIES
Tennessee Alternative Fuel Roadshow Tour opens March 12th
As Tennessee continues to make strides in transportation efficiency, state leaders are evaluating and implementing long term solutions that include propane, natural gas, biofuels and electric vehicles (EV). The Tennessee Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow, is a series of free educational events, being held March 12‐26th in Kingsport, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville. State Energy Director, Molly Cripps and the Department of Transportation’s Policy Director, Alan Jones will both speak on the efforts the state is making towards the implementation of clean, domestic and affordable alternative fuels.
This is a first for Tennessee, where vehicles ranging from the smallest EV to the largest trucks, and powered by various alternative fuels will be on display together, combined with a 2‐hour seminar featuring a panel of experts from propane, biofuels, EV and compressed natural gas. Discussions will focus on the economic viability, safety and infrastructure behind each fuel type, to demonstrate how businesses and governments can transition to a more price‐stable, lower maintenance, fleet‐fuel mix. East Tennesssee Clean Fuels Coalition director, Jonathan Overly will direct the program in Kingsport, Knoxville and Chattanooga, while Atha Comiskey with Middle Tennessee Clean Fuels and Paul Rice with West Tennessee will host in Nashville and Memphis respectively.
Tennessee Tour Stops:
Tuesday, March 12th1p‐4p – Kingsport‐Tennessee Environmental Conference‐ Meadowview Conference Center
Wednesday, March 13th,20th 9a‐12n –Knoxville‐ Smokie’s Stadium
Thursday, March 14th9a‐12n – Chattanooga – DoubleTree by HIlton‐
Monday, March 25 9a‐12n– Memphis ‐ Agricenter
Wednesday, March 26, 9a‐12n‐ Nashville Ed Jones Auditorium‐ Ellington Agricultural Center
Highlights of the Tennessee Tour include presentations by EFACEC‐DC Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles, Nissan of North America, Roush Clean Tech and Alliance Auto Gas for propane and Westport, MLGW, and Gibson County Utility District representing natural gas, and the Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council (TREEDC) will speak on biofuels. Cornelius Willingham, Southeast EV Operations Manager for Nissan USA adds, “No one ever does something because it’s the right thing; they do it because it is right for them. We are all here to present the hard numbers, so that people can make informed choices.”
Events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, visit www.afvroadshow.com or call 678‐810‐0929.
The Tour is produced by AdVentures, a private company, producing non‐profit 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 which drive the transportation industry forward. ]