Pennsylvania American Water is expanding its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its northeast Pennsylvania operations, starting with the purchase of 18 new natural-gas-powered trucks.
These new NGVs will be stationed at the company's operations in Scranton, joining its existing CNG-powered fleet in Norristown, Royersford, Coatesville, Bangor, Clarion and Punxsutawney. Pennsylvania American Water deployed its first four CNG-powered Ford F-250 trucks early last year and began expanding that number in November.
‘By growing our fleet of CNG and bi-fuel pickup and utility trucks across the state, we are able to achieve operational savings through lower fuel costs while decreasing our environmental impact and carbon footprint,’ says Kathy L. Pape, president of Pennsylvania American Water.
The company is receiving a $315,000 state grant in order to help acquire the new NGVs.