Alternative fueled vehicles roadshow comes to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The last stop of the Alternative Fuels Roadshow was held Thursday June 26 at the Columbus Trade Center.

The two-week show brought in several cars that run on alternative fuel. Guests were able to take a look inside of the vehicles and learn about the differences they have when compared to diesel and other natural gas cars.

We spoke with Cornelius Willingham with the Nissan Motor Company who says we need to rethink how we fuel our vehicles.

"Electricity is produced right here in Georgia," Willingham explained. "Gasoline, oil, we have to bring them in from outside of the state. We send about 14 billion outside of the state of Georgia to other states in order to buy those fuels. If we were to go electric we get those things from right here in our state and we can use those dollars for other things."

Suppliers and manufacturers of electric, natural gas, propane, ethanol, and biodiesel fuels and vehicles gave a series of presentations of the different cars and trucks all powered by clean fuel.

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