Ford and Honda Snare the Lion’s Share
The State of Colorado expects to take delivery next month of 80 new compressed natural gas vehicles. The state Department of Natural Resources is getting 30, with the Department of Corrections getting 18, among 11 agencies overall.
The 80 new CNG vehicles “are the result of an effort to pool the buying power of state agencies across several states to buy CNG-capable vehicles, which can run on compressed natural gas as well as gasoline,” according to the Denver Business Journal.
The effort launched by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin resulted in an Oklahoma order for 242 Chrysler Ram 2500 CNG pickups (F&F, March 10).
Colorado is getting two of the made-in-Mexico CNG Rams.
Colorado’s other new CNG vehicles, says state fleet manager Ron Clatterbuck, comprise
- 39 Ford F-250 pickups;
- 14 Ford Transit Connects;
- 4 GMC 2500/3500 cargo vans; and
- 21 Honda Civic GX sedans.
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Source: Denver Business Journal with Fleets & Fuels follow-up