GOING GREEN: The City of Tulsa will introduce more green vehicles. Currently, the fleet includes 10 Hybrid vehicles, including two Toyota Prius, two Ford Escapes and six Honda Civic Hybrids; and 14 CNG vehicles, including 12 Honda Civics, a Crane Carrier CNG Trash Truck and a 1994 Chevy converted CNG pick-up.
DANIEL CAMERON for GTR Newspapers
Mayor Kathy Taylor unveiled the City of Tulsa’s energy efficient vehicle fleet, the “Green Fleet,” during a news conference Jan. 30 at River West Festival Park.
According to Larry Hood, Purchasing Agent for the City of Tulsa, 89 vehicles considered to be “green” because of their use of efficient engines or alternative fuels have been ordered over the past year for the City of Tulsa motor fleet. Most of those vehicles, ordered to replace worn-out vehicles with high mileage and maintenance costs, have not yet been received.
“Our fleet vehicles include a large number of Ford Escape Hybrids as well as many Honda Civic GX vehicles, which use CNG fuel,” said Brent Jones, Director of the Equipment Management Department.