Oklahoma governor accepts natural gas vehicles

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has accepted delivery of more than a dozen compressed natural gas-fueled pickup trucks that are being added to Oklahoma's fleet of vehicles.

Fallin said Wednesday that the CNG vehicles will cut the state's vehicle fuel costs and help reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

The trucks were delivered by John Vance Motors of Guthrie and Chrysler executives. They are among a group of 160 CNG vehicles the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is adding to its fleet.

Fallin is leading a bipartisan coalition of 22 states seeking to use more CNG vehicles in their state fleets. Since 2011, Fallin has petitioned other states and their governors, met with automobile manufacturers in Detroit and issued and received bids for more affordable CNG vehicles for use in state fleets.

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