This weekend's MotorWeek segment takes viewers to the New York and New Jersey coastlines where Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc. Fleets with vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) were essential to both evacuation and recovery efforts when gasoline and diesel shortages hampered conventional vehicle operations. Community planners and emergency management agencies in the region are now taking a closer look at alternative fuels as a key part of their disaster preparedness strategies.
Produced by Maryland Public Television's MotorWeek program, this segment will air on PBS stations nationwide starting March 23, 2013 (in the regular weekly MotorWeek timeslot on your local PBS station). MotorWeek is also available on Velocity by Discovery.
For show times in your area, check the MotorWeek and Discovery Channel websites. While many local PBS affiliates are still broadcasting in standard definition, viewers with newer widescreen televisions can watch the episode in high definition on Velocity by Discovery.
Previous video segments are available on the Alternative Fuels Data Center.
We'll continue to keep you posted on upcoming segments.