Eagle County hosts expo, alternative fuels seminar
EAGLE — Fleet owners and managers, fueling station owners and business people are invited to attend the Eagle Alternative Fuels Seminar & Expo to learn about the economic and environmental benefits of compressed natural gas, propane and electric-powered vehicles.
The seminar is set for 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Eagle County building, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. An expo featuring a variety of electric, propane and compressed natural gas vehicles will be held outside from noon to 2 p.m., with refreshments.
Eagle County, the county’s Actively Green Program and Refuel Colorado Fleets are hosting the free seminar and expo. Advance registration is encouraged.
Tyler Svitak, a fleet energy coach and alternative fuels expert with Refuel Colorado Fleets and Denver Metro Clean Cities, will present an overview on the newest alternative fuel vehicles, from passenger cars to pickups to heavy-duty trucks, and explain the process to develop fueling and charging stations.
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He will explain the tax credits and grants now available for businesses and governments for purchasing alternative fuel vehicles, and why 2015 and 2016 will be particularly good years to invest in alternative fuel vehicles.
The expo will feature Eagle County’s Ford C-Max plug-in electric car and the county’s new electric vehicle charging station, along with a propane pickup, CNG bi-fuel Chevy Impala, a CNG bi-fuel Ford F250 and a dedicated CNG Freightliner 114 SD tandem bobtail heavy duty truck.
For fleet owners and managers who want to learn more about alternative fuels, the statewide Refuel Colorado Fleets program offers free coaching services for government and private sector fleets. At the seminar, Svitak will offer examples of his successful fleet coaching in the Denver metro area.
Free coaching for fleets in Eagle County is provided by CLEER, a Carbondale organization that manages the Refuel Colorado Fleets program statewide.
To register for the free seminar and expo, visit http://eagle-alt-fuels.eventbrite.com.
For more information about free fleet coaching, contact Matt Shmigelsky at CLEER at 970-704-9200 or matt@ cleanenergyeconomy.net.