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New Kanawha County alternative fuel vehicles to be unveiled today

PrintThe Kanawha County Commission will unveil its newest alternative fuel fleet vehicles today at the county courthouse parking lot.

The event will occur at 11 a.m. The courthouse parking lot is located at the corner of Goshorn Street and Kanawha Boulevard.

The county has added a 2013 compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fueled Chevy Tahoe and a 2013 propane bi-fueled Ford F-150 to its vehicle fleet. The alternative fuel conversion process for each vehicle was completed in West Virginia.

At the event, the county will also showcase its CNG FuelMaker, which was installed earlier this year at the courthouse. This alternative fuel pump is used to service the CNG vehicles.

The county’s alternative fuel efforts are part of the “Kanawha Converts” initiative. It was created in January 2012 to develop infrastructure designed to take advantage of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations for an alternative, more cost efficient and cleaner transportation fuel.

The county commission designated the Charleston Area Alliance as the non-governmental entity to lead the efforts.

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