DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols alternative-fueled caravan made it's rounds in Middle Georgia this month.
This year's show featured cars powered by electricity, propane and compressed gas. Echols along with a panel of professionals held short presentations and answered questions about hybrid cars.
Alternative-fueled car sales are rising but the number of alternative commercial fuel stations in Georgia is still low. Georgia State Representative Matt Hatchett attended the car show in Dublin hoping to learn ways to change that.
"It's a slow progression, because you've got to develop a system to be able to distribute it. That's why gasoline is so relevant, you can go anywhere and get gasoline and fill up your vehicle," Hatchett said.
As of now, most of the public gas stations that are in the state are located near the metro Atlanta area. But things are slowly changing, Atlanta Gas Light announced that Macon was selected for one of the public compressed natural gas stations. Echols explained it's a sign of just a few of the 'green initiatives' brewing in Middle Georgia.
"We've got the local governments here have been great and we've got a lot of things happening in Dublin in terms of green energy", he said.
The car show host says he and his wife both drive energy efficient vehicles. Echols said he hopes to serve as a 'green steward' and help others to save money while supporting the nation's energy independence.