Jan. 22, 2011

Knoxville Utilities Board Reduces Petroleum Use (Text Version)

This is a text version of the video segment Knoxville Utilities Board Reduces Petroleum Use, which aired on Jan. 22, 2011.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week highlights the Knoxville Utilities Board in Tennessee. KUB has over 30 years of experience with alternative fuels with nearly 90% of their current vehicle fleet now using less gasoline and diesel fuel as a result.

Besides vehicles that run on compressed natural gas and E85, KUB's fleet includes 14 hybrid electrics like this bucket truck used to repair power lines. Two off-road electric Tiger trucks have said “no” to petroleum, and many of their largest vehicles run on B5 biodiesel.

The utility is also involved with the EV Project, which will bring a charging network to the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville triangle region.

CHRIS WILSON: Currently at this point, to get that corridor covered with electric charging stations where folks can get to and from those areas without having to use any type of fuel.

JOHN DAVIS: KUB is displacing more than 46,000 gallons of petroleum a year using alternative fuels, demonstrating their strong commitment as an environmental steward for the residents of K-Town.

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