Today, the City of Tampa, Fla., is deploying its first refuse truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) – one of five that the city recently bought, and the first of a total of 10 that Tampa will roll out by 2014.
The trucks will access CNG at Clean Energy Fuels' existing natural gas refueling facility at the Tampa International Airport, located on W. South Ave.
‘Replacing our older, diesel-powered garbage trucks with CNG trucks is good business,’ says Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. ‘They will save taxpayers money and are environmentally friendly and more efficient. This is just the beginning for our fleet of CNG vehicles.’
The mayor's office estimates that the new trucks will save more than $150,000 in fuel costs annually.