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City Fleet runs largest alternative fuels program in its history


Employee filling a car with E-85 alternative fuel
City Fleet uses biodiesel and E-85

           The City of Colorado Springs Fleet Management Division continues to find creative ways to save money and the environment.  The City of Colorado Springs and Colorado Springs Utilities have collaborated to run the largest alternative fuel program in the City?s history, while saving $330,000 between the two agencies through reduced fuel costs in 2009.

            The City was recognized in 2007 for running the largest municipal Biodiesel program in the nation and this year?s program has just eclipsed that record at more than 760,000 gallons of B20 Biodiesel used year-to-date.  In addition, the City?s use of E-85 has tripled over the last three years.

            ?Combined, these programs have reduced emissions in the Pikes Peak region by more than 4,000,000 pounds of carbon dioxide this year, while saving taxpayer and ratepayer dollars, a win-win for our community?, said Nick Kittle, Fleet Finance and Sustainability Manager for the City of Colorado Springs.

            The City of Colorado Springs Fleet Management Division was named the number 6 Alternative-Fueled Fleet in the nation by Sustainlane, a top 25 Green Fleet in North America and has been named one of the 100 Best Fleets in North America for the past five years in a row.

        

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