PERC gearing up for a big week at ACT Expo

Updated Apr 30, 2016

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) aims to show how propane makes more financial sense than diesel and gasoline at the 2016 Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach.

Though propane ranks behind diesel and gasoline as the third most popular fuel in the world, PERC says the alt fuel outpaces those fuels by offering the lowest total cost-of-ownership.

“To meet the needs of any urban fleet, whether that’s a city parks department with two light-duty trucks, a sheriff’s department with 55 bi-fuel sedans, or a school district with 150 78-seater buses, PERC continues to work with OEMs to develop the most efficient, most powerful, and most user-friendly propane autogas fuel systems for dedicated, bi-fuel, or converted vehicles,” Tucker Perkins, PERC’s chief business development officer, said.

“Adding propane-autogas-powered vehicles to a fleet is a great way to cut emissions and costs while simultaneously improving customer service and vehicle horsepower.”

ACT Expo kicks off Monday, May 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Perkins will present at the expo’s May 4 general session on urban mobility. PERC will be featuring a variety of propane-powered equipment at booth 911.

A Ford F-550 fitted with a Roush CleanTech propane autogas system will be displayed in PERC’s booth alongside a Tico Port Tractor and Exmark commercial mower to give attendees a close-up look at the machines moving businesses forward with clean, American-made fuel.

PERC reports that attendees can also learn about how propane autogas vehicles can help them meet sustainability goals, including how propane fuels decrease hydrocarbon emissions and “green up” their corporate image.

“With regulations continuing to limit carbon and greenhouse gas emissions across the United States, propane autogas is an inexpensive, easy-to-implement solution with long-lasting benefits that include reduced maintenance, lower fuel costs, and longer engine life,” Perkins said. “It’s also becoming increasingly common to hear how businesses can gain clients and generate success through adding environmentally-friendly equipment and practices to their operation.”

Details on the ACT Expo conference agenda and speakers can be found at For more information on PERC and available propane-autogas-powered technology, visit