Survey identifies top cities for alternative fuels
Alternative-fueled vehicles — such as biodiesel, hydrogen, ethanol, compressed natural gas, or gas/electric hybrids — are becoming a popular choice for city and county fleet managers. A new survey of 50 cities by SustainLane.com finds that some cities are well ahead of others in “greening” their fleets.
Las Vegas tops the SustainLane list, with 63 percent of its fleet comprised of vehicles powered by alternative fuels. B20 biodiesel is the most common fuel for that fleet, powering 450 vehicles, along with compressed natural gas, electric hybrids and hydrogen-powered vehicles. The rest of the top five cities includes Honolulu (51 percent); Kansas City, Mo. (45 percent); Albuquerque, N.M. (42 percent); and Dallas (39 percent).
Denver, No. 6 on the list with 31 percent, may take the lead in the next survey since city officials there recently announced plans to convert 100 percent of its fleet to alternative fuels by the end of this year.