Tulsa’s city fleet is now more fuel efficient

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Prius’, HCH-II’s, FEH’s and quite a few Civic GX’s were added.

    [xfloat=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2009_Honda_Civic_GX2.jpg[/xfloat]Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 30, 2009

    2009 Honda Civic GX Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) starts at $25,190 + $670 D&H – A PZEV with a 24/36 mpgUS city/highway gasoline equivalent rating on the 08 EPA and a 170 mile range.

    Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kathy Taylor unveiled the City of Tulsa’s energy efficient vehicle fleet, the “Green Fleet.”

    “Our investment in these “green” vehicles is all about saving the taxpayer’s money over time as well as improving the air quality in the Tulsa region,” Mayor Taylor said. “The addition of a CNG refuse truck on our streets is one visible sign of Tulsa’s dedication to our citizen’s health.”

    According to Larry Hood, Purchasing Agent for the City of Tulsa, 89 vehicles considered to be “green” because of their use of efficient engines or alternative fuels have been ordered over the past year for the City of Tulsa motor fleet. Most of those vehicles will be replacing worn-out vehicles with high mileage and maintenance costs.

    “Our fleet vehicles include a large number of Ford Escape Hybrids as well as many Honda Civic GX vehicles, which use CNG fuel,” said Brent Jones, Director of the Equipment Management Department, which maintains vehicles for most city departments.

    Currently, the fleet includes: 10 Hybrid vehicles, including (2) Toyota Prius’, (2) Ford Escape Hybrid’s, (6) Honda Civic Hybrid; and 14 CNG vehicles, including (12) Honda Civic GX’s, a Crane Carrier CNG Trash Truck, and a 1994 Chevy converted CNG pick-up.

    The refuse truck and a few CNG and Hybrid vehicles were available for viewing during the news conference. The public will be able to identify these “green” vehicles by bumper stickers and emblems noting that they belong to the “City of Tulsa’s Green Fleet.”
     
  2. Taliesin

    Taliesin Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not there are quite a few CNG vehicles in Oklahoma, mostly pickup trucks.

    Set up the fuel lines to the bed of the truck, stick that tank up next to the cab and off you go.

    It may not sound very safe, but I have seen many of them over the years (first one was over 25 years ago) and never heard of a problem yet.
     
  3. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Wonder what Jeff might say?
     

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