Clean Cities Success: Boulder, Colorado
Our success story of the week comes from Boulder, Colorado, with a city-wide commitment to alternative-fuel vehicles. This lineup of flex-fuel police cars and light-duty pickups is a small sampling of the nearly 200 alt-fuel vehicles put into service since 2001. Along with E85, many of Boulder's maintenance trucks and street sweepers use B20 biodiesel. Propane is also part of the alt-fuel mix. Boulder has converted one vehicle to plug-in hybrid, purchased 2 all electric vehicles, and plans to buy more EV’s. Charging stations using solar energy will be installed around town.
JOE CASTRO: And what that does is it looks at building a smarter electrical infrastructure with not only plug-in hybrids but also renewables, such as solar.
Nearly 60% of Boulder's fleet is already alt-fuel with a goal of 100%. A goal that will help ensure Boulder's Rocky Mountain view stays majestic.