In an effort to replace older vehicles, the City of Santa Monica, Calif., says it plans to add 31 new Ford pickup trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet.
According to a report from the Santa Monica Lookout, these new trucks will replace 29 vehicles that have been in use between 10 and 19 years and will be used for a variety of tasks, including code enforcement, animal control, traffic signal maintenance, and engineering and maintaining city facilities, parks, streets, and the city’s fleet itself.
Further, the report states that the total cost for the new pickups is $1,350,229 and city staff recommended Riverside, Calif.-based Fritts Ford as the sole bidder.
The deadline to place an order for a CNG Ford F150 is July 1.
The full Santa Monica Lookout coverage can be found here.