NGV Road Rally Rolls On

By Audrey Anderson posted 06-15-2017 12:27

NGVAmerica's 2017 West Coast-to-East Coast Road Rally continued this week throughout the country and will conclude tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Separate legs have been coming in from the Southeast, Midwest, and East Coast.

Those providing NGVs and drivers include: SoCalGas, Southwest Gas, Small Arrow Engineering, CenterPoint Energy, Strata-G, Virginia Natural Gas, NGV Solutions, Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, Atlanta Gas Light, York County Natural Gas Authority, Vectren, NiSource Gas Distribution, Clean Energy, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp, Gibson County Utility District, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Washington Gas, CNG 4 America, Piedmont Natural Gas, Greer Commission of Public Works, and Barry Carr.

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. Event media stops in-between include: Wilmington, CA, Tolleson, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Tulsa, OK, Conway, AR, Dickson, TN, Knoxville, TN, Salisbury, NC, Newport News, VA, and Washington, D.C.

Other rally events that tie into the main route have been held in: Houston, TX, Leesville, LA, Atlanta, GA, and Spartanburg, SC.

A separate spur will make its way to Washington, D.C., via: Fair Oaks, IN, Wixom, MI, Columbus, OH, and 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.

For more information, please contact Tom Sheehan at