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News Archive - August 2010

Natural Gas Vehicle Cooperative Purchase Program Launches
August 23rd, 2010 - CALSTART is partnering with other NGV stakeholders to create a Natural Gas Vehicle Cooperative Purchase Program (the Cooperative) to coordinate the high volume purchase of light- and medium-duty vehicles by public and private fleets. The Cooperative will assist fleets in “greening” their fleets with cleaner alternative fuel vehicles at affordable prices. It addition, the Cooperative wants to aggregate large enough numbers to incentivize dealers and manufacturers to not only participate in the Cooperative, but help them expand the market for these vehicles. click here  >

Clean Fuel Station Open For Business in Commerce
August 12th, 2010 - When the city of Commerce opened up its natural gas fueling station for business last week, it made life a little easier for port truck-drivers like 50-year old Aroldo Argueta, one of the thousand commercial goods haulers just getting the hang of their new, environmentally-friendly, “clean fuel” trucks. click here  >

Culver City, California Adds First CNG Paratransit Buses
August 9th, 2010 - The City of Culver City has taken delivery of its first dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered paratransit buses. The three new buses operate on clean-burning natural gas to further compliment the City's growing fleet and dedication to CNG-powered vehicles. They replace three ten-year-old gasoline-powered buses. click here  >

City of Commerce Opens Natural Gas Fueling Station
August 9th, 2010 - The City of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration for its new CNG/LNG fueling station on August 5. That station will be used to fuel the city's fleet of natural gas vehicles, including seven full-size transit buses, four paratransit vans, and two smaller fleet vehicles. In addition, it will service LNG port trucks and will be open to the general public 24 hours per day. click here  >


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