Oct. 25, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway Incorporates Alternative Fuels in Its Fleet (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Blue Ridge Parkway Incorporates Alternative Fuels in Its Fleet, which aired on Oct. 25, 2014.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 469-mile scenic highway that winds its way from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Thanks to the Department of Energy Clean Cities National Parks Initiative, the parks recently added four Ford C-MAX hybrid electric vehicles and four Ford F-250 propane-fueled pickups, to help reduce pollution in the parks.

MIKE MOLLING: I think we need to tell the public what we're trying to do to conserve energy and to show them that we are actively involved in reducing our carbon footprint and for them to understand what steps we're taking.

JOHN DAVIS: The parkway works closely with the Land of the Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition to promote the use of alternative fuels for both the park staff and the millions who travel this iconic all-American road.

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