Arkansas Economic Development Commission


Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition to showcase alternative fuel vehicles

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (April 10, 2014) – The Arkansas Energy Office, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has partnered with the Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition and three institutes of higher education to hold a series of three alternative fuel vehicle showcases.

During the events, which are free and open to the public, attendees will be able to see and drive vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas, electricity, propane, and ethanol. The purpose of the events is to educate consumers and fleet managers alike about the opportunities and benefits of alternative fuels.

“There are some great strides being made in alternative fuel vehicles today, and they are more exciting to drive than ever,” said Mitchell Simpson, Arkansas Clean Cities Coordinator. “The industry has combined form and function in vehicles that are economically friendly as well as environmentally friendly. You need to come out and see for yourself.”

The three events will be offered by Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock, Arkansas State University in Newport, and Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden. The automotive service departments of these institutions will explain how they are helping to meet the demand for alternative fuel vehicles in Arkansas.

Representatives from major automakers will give presentations on their alternative-fuel vehicles and allow the public to test drive available models.

The alternative fuel showcases will be conducted at three sites:

Little Rock, April 11, 2014
3:00-5:30 p.m.
Pulaski Technical College
Transportation Technology Center
13000 Interstate 30 Frontage Road

Jonesboro, April 18, 2014
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Arkansas State University Newport
Fowler Family Hospitality Services Building
5504 Krueger Drive

Camden, April 24, 2014
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Ross Center
746 California Avenue SW

For more information, contact Chet Howland at 501-682-7319 or email  .

About the Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition

The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation.