Alternative Fuels Gaining Acceptance in the Tri-State

RINGGOLD, GA. (WDEF-TV)- Alternative fuels will get a lot more accessible in the future, for those looking to get away from the gasoline powered vehicle.
Chattanooga’s Mach Fuels opened a Compressed Natural Gas station in Ringgold Thursday afternoon.
It’s one of many now in operation around the state.
Mach Fuels joined with Teems Electric to offer the so-called "cleaner, greener fuel in the tri-state area.
If you thought the station would look like something out of a sci-fi movie, you’re wrong. The fueling system is easy to operate just like a gasoline or diesel station.
And, its convenient for use by some of the most criticized vehicles on the road.

JOSHUA KAPELLUSCH, CEO, MACH FUELS "Chattanooga is the number one traffic area in the whole U.S. for big trucks, and the big trucking industry is moving toward natural gas as a cleaner alternative fuel compared to diesel."

Kapellusch says compressed natural gas is a 21st century fuel.
And at 2 dollars and 5 cents a gallon—it’s cheaper.

JOSHUA KEPELLUSCH "You know electric vehicles are great, so are propane vehicles…they all have their own place. But using any alrernative is better than relying on gas or diesel."

Atlanta Gas company provides the natural gas–and is beginning to use more of the fuel.

IAN SKELTON, ATLANTA GAS LIGHT, DIR. NATURAL GAS VEHICLES "We are in the process of buying new CNG vehcicles….for our fleet. Beng the gas utility in the state in makes sense to walk the talk and we;re doing that."

JOSHUA KEPELLUSCH "These stations are growing in popularity and locations, like this one.
C-N-G can be used in traditional gasoline internal combustion engines that have been modified.
And most of those vehicles can also still run on gasoline or diesel.

C-N-G can be used in traditional gasoline internal combustion engines that have been modified.
And most of those vehicles can also still run on gasoline or diesel.

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