In early 2018, PERC contracted with the West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions
Earlier this year, PERC contracted with the West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions to provide a real-world comparison of the in-use emissions levels of a Blue Bird Vision Type C school bus 2015 model equipped with a Ford 6.8L propane autogas engine and a Blue Bird Vision 2014 model equipped with a Cummins 6.7L ultra-low sulfur diesel engine using two distinct test routes.
PERC has created an infographic and summary of the emissions test that to share with our members and state agencies securing Volkswagen settlement funds.
Additionally, PERC is actively supporting VW settlement funding for clean vehicle technology, specifically propane autogas school buses and other high-demand vehicles.
PERC is collaborating with the Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalitions nationwide to host Autogas Answers events and wants propane autogas to be top of mind when state agencies and Clean Cities collaborate on all proposals accessing these funds. So far, the response has been unbelievable, according to PERC’s Michael Taylor, and over 20 Clean Cities groups are interested in hosting events!
The primary objective of the Autogas Answers events is to actively promote the national commercialization of propane-powered school buses, shuttles, and delivery vehicles. These events provide personal connections for current and prospective customers with OEMs and aftermarket manufacturers with current and prospective fleets of all types.
To support this effort, PERC has appointed Greg Zilberfarb from TSN Communications as our lead contractor to coordinate these events. If you have any questions or want to learn more about an event near you, please reach out to Greg by email at greg@tsncommunications or by phone at 703-779-4890.
NYPGA thanks PERC and Michael Taylor, PERC Director of Autogas Business Development for their work on this effort: firstname.lastname@example.org