According to Ridley, each unit is estimated to save approximately $20,000 over the life of the vehicle in fuel and maintenance cost savings compared to a traditional fuel vehicle. Moreover, the plans include the replacement of more than 90 percent of the fleet vehicles at ODOT and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority with CNG vehicles in the next three years.
It is worth recalling that Governor Fallin is leading a bipartisan coalition of 22 states seeking to use more CNG vehicles in their state fleets. Since 2011, she has petitioned other states and governors, met with automobile manufacturers in Detroit, and issued and received bids for a Request for Proposal for more affordable NGVs for use in state fleets.
Source: Government of Oklahoma