Designed and built by Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems, Beverly Hills’ first natural gas station allows for both fast and slow refueling. Moreover, it will enable the City to enter into a reciprocal fueling arrangement with other public agencies, what will give more flexibility by having access to multiple locations for refueling.
Converting diesel trucks to alternative fuels such as CNG was a mandate from the California Air Resources Board. The City received a $550,000 grant from the Southern California Air Quality Management District to offset costs. $300,000 was used to fund the fueling station and the rest was applied toward the purchase of the NGVs.
In the past three years, the City of Beverly Hills has purchased, or converted to natural gas, six trash trucks, four street sweepers, a Honda Civic Sedan, and a truck for cleaning municipal sewage pipes.
Source: The City of Beverly Hills