The CNG supply will be provided by a gas retailer from the public station at the United Petroleum Depot. Gas supply is expected to commence on May 1 and the filling process is just as fast as refueling a conventional truck.
Hobart City Council’s General Manager, Nick Heath, said: “The key feature of the new trucks is that burns cleaner and more efficiently than diesel and contributes far less air pollution. From a fleet maintenance perspective, CNG fuel provides lower running costs due to more stable natural gas pricing and the ability to enter into a long-term contract with a local supplier”. The Council estimates it can save around $5,000 per annum based on today’s diesel and CNG prices.
As a participant of the Cities for Climate Protection Program, Hobart actively seeks possible alternative fuels for usage within its vehicle fleet to decrease harmful engine exhaust emissions.
Source: Isuzu Trucks.