The 2017 West Coast-to-East Coast NGV Road Rally Announced
Washington, D.C. - NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) are pleased to announce their 2nd Annual 'From Sea-to-Shining-Sea' NGV Road Rally Across America. The event highlights the many benefits of using natural gas in transportation and the variety of vehicles available today that operate on natural gas over a two-week period, commencing this June.
"No other alternative fuel offers as many vehicles to meet the needs of consumers and fleets than natural gas," NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski said. "This year's event will showcase a variety of vehicles operating on clean-burning CNG, LNG and RNG over multiple stops throughout the country."
This year's 18-stop, 4,825-mile journey starts outside of Long Beach, CA on Monday, June 5th and concludes in Washington, DC on Friday, June 16th. Event media stops in-between include:
- Tolleson, AZ
- Albuquerque, NM
- Tulsa, OK
- Conway, AR
- Dickson, TN
- Knoxville, TN
- Salisbury, NC
- Newport News, VA
Other rally events that tie into the main route will be held in:
- Houston, TX
- Leesville, LA
- Atlanta, GA
- Spartanburg, SC
Additionally, a separate spur will also make its way to Washington, DC via:
- Fair Oaks, IN
- Wixom, MI
- Columbus, OH
- York, PA
"The west coast-to-east coast road rally not only dispels the myth of NGV 'range anxiety' but will also draw media attention to the historic VW settlement program," said event coordinator Tom Sheehan. "Every stop will serve to educate states on how NGVs are the most cost-effective use of funds for clean transportation projects as part of the $2.9 billion VW settlement."
Each Drive NatGas road rally stop includes good food, a variety of NGVs, award ceremonies and educational opportunities that highlight NGVs' exemplary value proposition. All are welcome and attendees will include state and local government officials and policymakers, the media, NGV customers and advocates, industry stakeholders, DOE Clean Cities coordinators as well as the public.
The following organizations are sponsors of this year's event:
Agility Fuel Solutions, ampCNG, ANGI Energy Systems, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp, Atlanta Gas Light, Blue Bird Corporation, Blue Energy Fuels, Carolinas Public Gas Association, CenterPoint Energy, City of Richmond - Dept of Public Utilities, Clean Energy Fuels Corp, Clean Fuels Michigan, CNG Cylinders International, Cummins Westport Inc, DeKalb County Government, DTE Energy, EVO CNG, Gibson County Utility District, Greater Dickson Gas Authority, Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, Knoxville Utilities Board, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), Norwich Clean Cities, Okaloosa Gas District, Oklahoma One-Call, One Gas, Ozinga Energy, Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, Piedmont Natural Gas, Precision Fitting and Gauge/Precision CNG, S3 Services, LLC, Sevier County Utility District, Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc, South Jersey Gas Company, Southern California Gas Company - a Sempra Company, Southwest Gas Corporation, Staubli Corp, TECO Energy, Tennessee Gas Association, Trillium CNG, TruStar Energy, Tulsa Gas Technologies, Inc, UGI Utilities, Inc, U.S. Venture/GAIN Clean Fuel, Virginia Natural Gas - a Southern Company, WEH Technologies Inc, and Worthington Cylinders.
NGVAmerica is the national organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic, safe and abundant transportation fuel. The organization represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of more clean-burning natural gas in transportation. For more information, visit www.ngvamerica.org.