Sept. 27, 2014

North Carolina City Expands Alternative Fuel Fleet (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment North Carolina City Expands Alternative Fuel Fleet , which aired on Sept. 27, 2014.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Asheville, North Carolina, which has recently added four compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet. They fuel up overnight at these time-fill posts. Working with the Land of the Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, the city also received funding for 25 CNG pickup trucks, including this Ford F150 used by the fire department. The city's Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car uses solar energy to recharge at this public access station. Their fleet also includes Segways and zero-emission EVs like this GEM and residents are taking notice.

MARK STEVENS: It's just a constant reminder, which ultimately we hope will help reduce the fuel consumption as well as the general public seeing what we're doing, and that's a good thing.

JOHN DAVIS: Asheville also uses B20 biodiesel to fuel diesel vehicles; all told a significant step in the green direction for western North Carolina's premier city.

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