PA County Fleet Begins Inching Toward Natural Gas Vehicles

The government fleet in Bradford County, Pa., acquired its first natural gas vehicles (NGVs) this week, purchasing a pair of Honda Civic Natural Gas sedans from a local dealership.

The Daily Review reports that the county is paying just over $23,000 for each sedan, which will go to work in the Bradford County Human Services Department. The county's sheriff's office is also beginning a shift to compressed natural gas (CNG), with the coming delivery of a bi-fuel Chevy Tahoe.

Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko told The Daily Review that these NGVs represent the ‘the first step’ in the county's larger plans to convert a portion of its fleet to natural gas.

Honda recently unveiled the model-year 2013 Civic Natural Gas, which uses a 1.8-liter engine and incorporates a Worthington/SCI CNG tank. The vehicle is a dedicated – not bi-fuel – CNG offering.

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