More NGVs planned to be added to its fleet
Ohio: City of Dublin opens station to serve the public, municipalities and companies
More than 150 people attended yesterday the new compressed natural gas fueling station grand dedication at the City’s Fleet facility, 6351 Shier Rings Road. The CNG vehicles that were on display belong to the City of Dublin, City of Columbus, IGS Energy, Stanley Steemer and Smith’s Dairy.
Dublin Mayor Tim Lecklider acknowledged the public and private partners that were instrumental in bringing the CNG station to the city, including Dublin-based IGS Energy, the station’s gas provider, who contributed $275,000 to the project; Clean Fuels Ohio who helped secure the $1.5 million grant from the Department of Energy and the City of Columbus shared services agreement, allowing both cities reciprocity to fuel vehicles, share fleet maintenance and training.
“The City of Dublin is committed to providing the highest quality of services to its residents and business community today, while continuing to plan for tomorrow’s generation as a green and sustainable community,” said Lecklider. “This CNG station will reduce carbon emissions by as much as 90 percent. It is estimated the initial infusion of 44 CNG vehicles will be equivalent to taking more than 180 cars off the road.”
The 44 city vehicles will include one Ford Transit, two Ford Fusions, one Ford F-350, 23 F-250s and 17 F-150s. The conversion kits are all EPA certified and the vehicles will be dedicated CNG vehicles (meaning they will only run on CNG). Over the next several years, as more vehicles are replaced, the City plans to add additional CNG vehicles to the fleet.
Source: City of Dublin, Ohio.