Perez also explained that all drivers at GO Lorrie’s are independent operators who own the vehicles and pay for fuel, maintenance and other related expenses, while the company orders the vehicles on their behalf. Orders for basic vehicles are placed with Ford, which ships them to a Ford affiliate in Fresno, California, for conversion. The cost of conversion, currently $12,000, is bundled into the car price for financing purposes.
In the San Francisco area, there are two suppliers of natural gas. Clean Energy operates a fueling station at the airport, across from GO Lorrie’s staging lot, where drivers wait before heading to the terminal. Moreover, Trillium has a CNG station about a mile outside the airport.