Greensboro, NC -- The City of Greensboro has taken steps to improve its sustainability efforts.
"Well, it's a different type of fueling. You just don't pull up to a gas station and fuel one of these trucks," said Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins
On Friday, the city announced that it has added two new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet. The trucks purchased through the "Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative," a project led by Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG), with $12 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding from the US Department of Energy.
These are the city's first CNG trucks.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to expand the availability of alternative fuels in the City of Greensboro's fleet and provide our residents with the associated environmental and energy benefits," said Mayor Perkins.
The CNG trucks will allow the city to use alternatives to diesel fuel that are environmentally and economically friendly.