Kanawha County expands natural gas fleet
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Kanawha County Commissioner Dave Hardy, above, was among the county officials unveiling two new additions to the alternative fuel fleet Wednesday at the courthouse in downtown Charleston.
The county recently added a 2013 compressed natural gas, bi-fueled Chevy Tahoe and a 2013 propane bi-fueled Ford F-150 to the fleet. Each was converted to alternative fuel in West Virginia. The county's alternative fuel efforts are part of the "Kanawha Converts" initiative, which 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 Charleston Area Alliance is leading the efforts.