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Low Gas Prices Not Slowing Demand for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Even though gasoline prices have collapsed, they remain very unpredictable and that's why many public and corporate fleets are exploring alternatives to petroleum-based transportation.  And that's why the South Carolina Energy Office has partnered with the US Dept. Of Energy in a new initiative geared toward expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles.
 
Mike Switzer interviews Jennifer Satterthwaite, coordinator of the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, part of the nationwide Clean Cities program.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.