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Event hopes to promote working towards energy independence

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – An event held in Jonesboro on Friday hopes to promote alternative fuels in vehicles.

The alternative fuels "Ride and Drive" took place at the Arkansas State University-Newport campus in Jonesboro.

Mitchell Simpson is with the Arkansas Energy Office and said the event gave people the opportunity to come out and experience alternative fuel vehicles, such as hybrids, electric, or propane powered vehicles.

"They were very inquisitive about the technology," said Simpson. "[We] had a lot of input about it and they think it's great that we are working. The country as a whole is working toward energy independence."

The Ride and Drive event was scheduled in five different places across the state.

 

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