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Greening Agency Fleets Community Stories and Snapshots

Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

Learn about the experiences of counties and cities that have successfully greened their fleets.

A PDF of all of the stories and snapshots is available at right under “Documents & Resources.”

These case stories and snapshots were prepared with generous support from AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah.

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Alameda County Greening Fleets

Since joining the Cool Counties program in 2002, Alameda County has integrated alternative- fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles into its fleet.

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Contra Costa County Greening Fleets

The county’s fleet includes 112 flex-fuel vehicles, 140 hybrids, and 46 CNG fueled vehicles.

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Solano County Greening Fleets

The Solano County Low-Emission Vehicle and Fleet Policy requires the county to buy low-emission vehicles whenever practical.

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Culver City Greening Fleets

The City of Culver City began converting its fleet from primarily diesel and gasoline to compressed natural gas (CNG) in 1998.

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Lakewood Greening Fleets

The City of Lakewood concentrates its green fleet purchases on vehicles that use compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Sunnyvale Greening Fleets

The City of Sunnyvale installed solar photovoltaic panels on one of its fire-rescue units to power the vehicle’s electric system while the vehicle is parked at an emergency scene.

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Vacaville Greening Fleets

The City of Vacaville’s “green fleet” includes approximately 20 leased electric-powered vehicles and two compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

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Fuel-Efficient and Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Snapshots

See “snapshots” of several communities’ experiences with fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

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