Really? Future Cars Running Only on Natural Gas or Electricity? Get the Facts – Join the Discussion

Posted on May 13, 2014 By

Would you prefer to plug your car in to a special electrical outlet instead of heading to a gas station? Or maybe you would rather fill ‘er up with compressed natural gas, a fuel-efficient, environmentally clean form of fuel?

The public is invited to learn more at the MODC technology panel discussion Alternate Energy Vehicles: Your Business Transportation Down the Road?, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Brick Center, 350 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, N.J.

The panel, sponsored by New Jersey Natural Gas and presented by the Technology Committee of MODC (Monmouth-Ocean Development Council), will explore whether these vehicles are a viable option for small and medium-sized businesses, the expense and convenience of refueling or recharging, and the implications for government to use these vehicles.

Officials from New Jersey Natural Gas and Jersey Central Power & Light will discuss their plans for supporting alternative energy vehicles across the state. They will also present information about the legislative and regulatory impact of these new modes of transportation. To balance the panel, a representative from Plug in America, an electric vehicle advocacy group, will describe the current reality of owning and operating an electric vehicle.

Several alternative-fuel vehicles and charging equipment will also be on display. Jim Mahlmann, of NetCetra, Brick, will moderate. Panelists include William Wells, New Jersey Resources/New Jersey Natural Gas; Eva Gardow, Jersey Central Power & Light; and Michael Thwaite, Plug in America.

Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. and the panel discussion and presentation start at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $29:00 for MODC members, $39:00 for non-members, and $100 for exhibitors (members only and includes one seminar admission.) Pre-register by visiting or calling 732-751-8696.

About the Panel Members: Jim Mahlmann, chairman of the MODC marketing committee, is the owner of NetCetra LLC, Brick, an Internet Marketing and Website development firm. William Wells is a natural gas vehicle consultant at New Jersey Resources/New Jersey Natural Gas. Eva Gardow is a consulting engineer with First Energy Technologies/Jersey Central Power & Light. Michael Thwaite is the vice president of Plug in America.