Aug. 17, 2013

Veolia Transportation Converts Taxi Fleet to Propane (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Veolia Transportation Converts Taxi Fleet to Propane, which aired on Aug. 17, 2013.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to MotorWeek's hometown—Baltimore, Maryland—where Charm City is now in the propane taxi game. Veolia Transportation operates 350 Checker and Yellow Cab propane taxis both here and nationwide.

Moreover, the gasoline-to-propane conversions are done in house. The two 12-gallon tanks easily fit in the trunk while a new dash gage indicates the switch from petrol to propane.

By partnering with Clean Cities coalition stakeholders in Virginia and Maryland, Veolia was able to access federal Recovery Act funding to help convert 300 of their taxis. Using their own propane fueling station, Veolia is saving up to $1.50 per gallon over regular gas and cutting maintenance costs.

STUART WEIDIE: What we're seeing is exponential growth in terms of the adoption of propane autogas in fleets. They realized that is has those positive benefits.

JOHN DAVIS: Veolia's launch of Baltimore's first propane taxi fleet is a long crawl in making the world's crab cake capital a cleaner and greener city.

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