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Written on: July 11, 2023

From the Propane Education & Research Council’s The Refuel

The PERC team recently attended the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, CA to highlight propane’s versatile role as a transportation solution for propane vehicles as well as providing power off the grid.

In the PERC booth, show attendees got a firsthand look at the Cummins B6.7-liter propane engine, a propane-powered port tractor by German manufacturer MAFI, and a portable, hybrid fueling system that includes wind, solar, and propane-generated power from Propane Fueling Solutions. The standalone unit allows fleets with various alternative fuel vehicles to refuel with propane autogas or recharge with DC level-3 fast chargers independent of the grid.

New this year was an exciting demonstration of mobile, DC fast-charging units using renewable propane that produced lower carbon emissions than grid electricity in any state. The EV Power Pod by EnviroGen Technologies and the e-Boost by Pioneer Power Solutions powered the electric vehicles used in the Expo’s outdoor ride-and-drive activity throughout the three-day event.

Meanwhile, Expo host School Transportation News caught up with PERC’s Steve Whaley to learn how the hybrid system combines wind, solar and propane to solve the issue of expensive and delayed charging infrastructure, enabling more school districts to make the switch away from diesel more quickly.