AFVFLORIDA, formerly the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, educates policy makers and the public on the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles. Alternative fuel vehicles such as NGV’s (natural gas vehicles) and EV’s (electric vehicles) burn cleaner than diesel and traditional fuel vehicles. In Florida, for example, many commercial fleets are converting to natural gas. Other alternative fuel vehicles are powered by biodiesel, propane, ethanol, and hydrogen. Each of these alternative fuels comes with its own benefits and limitations. However, most burn cleaner and are less expensive than traditional fuels and therefore provide environmental and economic benefits.
There are other benefits such as avoiding the need for the selective catalytic reduction or exhaust gas recirculation to meet the 2010 EPA standards for vehicles that use diesel fuel. For the above reasons, the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition was founded in 2012. In 2020, we’re expanding to become AFVFLORIDA in order to study and promote the entire spectrum of alternative fuels available for commercial and individual use.
The time for alternative fuel vehicles such as natural gas and electric has arrived. Our own public opinion polling indicates exceptionally levels of support for government sponsored programs to remove older, less efficient, and dirtier vehicles from Florida’s roadways. According to one survey, 72% of Floridians approved of a proposal to help commercial fleet vehicles convert from traditional fuels to decrease U.S. reliance on imported oil, create jobs, and improve air quality.