Clean Cities: Hendersonville, North Carolina
Our success story this week takes us to Hendersonville, North Carolina, where they’re driving into the future on compressed natural gas. This garbage truck and street sweeper are just 2 of the CNG fueled vehicles that are in this mountain city’s fleet. Hendersonville worked with the land of sky clean vehicles coalition to get grant money to convert a total of 5 vehicles to CNG. The fleet has already displaced over 7 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and is saving money at more than just the pump.
TOM WOOTEN: You don’t have to change the oil as much in these vehicles as you do in a standard truck, so there’s some cost savings on the maintenance side. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same.
Hendersonville is getting charged up about electric vehicles too. In fact, we caught Hendersonville’s mayor plugging-in and taking advantage of all this “clean city” has to offer!