Montgomery County Transitions to CNG Refuse Fleet

By Team Writer / January 5, 2017

Montgomery County in Ohio has converted its fleet of refuse trucks to run on compressed natural gas. This will help the county save over $100,000 on annual fuel costs. The county has purchased new trucks that will run strictly on compressed natural gas, and the county believes it will improve air quality and reduce maintenance and fueling costs.

Key Takeaways:

  • The new refuse trucks cost $204,000 each, about $40,000 more than a diesel tractor trailer. With these purchases, the county expects to improve local air quality, and reduce fuel and maintenance costs.
  • Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas (CNG) adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • The company is also supplying CNG to private refueling stations for two national waste haulers.

“The new refuse trucks cost $204,000 each, about $40,000 more than a diesel tractor trailer. With these purchases, the county expects to improve local air quality, and reduce fuel and maintenance costs.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/green-fleet/news/story/2016/12/montgomery-county-transitions-to-cng-refuse-fleet.aspx

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