230,000 DGEs of CNG in First Year and 725,000 Annually by 2018
Clean Energy Fuels is talking up the opening of yet another compressed natural gas fueling station in Florida, this one for HART, metropolitan Tampa’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority – “the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas.”
The new station boasts four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, vans and other fleet vehicles. “The project includes capacity to add additional compressors as the HART fleet gradually transitions its entire fleet to CNG buses,” Clean Energy says
The contract to design, build, operate and maintain the CNG fueling facility included modification of existing maintenance facilities and fuel lanes by Clean Energy’s new facility modification services team (F&F, April 30).
28 Vans Soon, 22 CNG Buses Early in 2015
Over the coming weeks, Clean Energy says, HART plans to deploy 28 new CNG vans to replace its diesel-powered models. Early next year, HART expects to put 22 new CNG buses in service as its diesel buses are retired from service.
“By the end of 2015, HART expects a total of 59 CNG vehicles to be in service.”
Clean Energy said too that it expects the growing HART fleet to consume approximately 230,000 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG in the first of operation and approximately 725,000 DGEs annually by 2018.
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up