The City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City embraces fuel efficiency and alternative fuels across departments
Starting with a fleet of seven (7) bi-fuel compressed natural gas vehicles in 1997, by 2010 the City of Oklahoma City owned, operated and maintained a fleet of 80 light-duty, compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles many of which were dedicated CNG, two (2) heavy-duty CNG refuse haulers, and 13 fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles. The city also was using 357,000 gallons of B20 blend biodiesel fuel in its medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks, construction equipment, and commercial mowers, plus another 37,500 gallons of B10 blend biodiesel fuel during the colder winter months.
The city’s General Services Department city installed Clean Cities-funded compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure at its Central Maintenance Facility in 2005 for the growing light-duty natural gas vehicle fleet. General Services most recently purchased five (5) MY 2010, dedicated natural gas Chevrolet Impala sedans for the fleet with the help of 2009 Public Fleet Conversion Grant funding from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments.
Additionally, the city’s Utilities Department will begin site preparation for a CNG refueling facility on the city’s far north side in 2011 to accommodate expansion of its heavy duty and light-duty CNG fleet.
The City of Oklahoma City and its leadership continues to demonstrate voluntary commitment to the Clean Cities mission of petroleum reduction and vehicle emissions reductions through years of expansion and years of budgetary contraction.