The City of Chesapeake unveiled its first public access fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at a special “First Fueling” event on November 29th. Mayor Rick West, Clean Energy’s Gary Parker, Virginia Clean Cities Executive Director Allyen Harned, and Michael Bisogno with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of Fleet Management Services, all spoke at the event and participated in the ribbon cutting along with Chesapeake’s City Manager James Baker and Fleet Manager George Hrichak.
More than 30% of the City of Chesapeake’s fleet is made up of alternative fueled vehicles, including: CNG – 46 trucks, Propane – 21 vehicles, E85 – 345 vehicles, Electric 2-sedans, Hybrid gasoline/electric – 60 sedans, and Hybrid hydraulic/diesel – 1 truck.
Residents interested in using the CNG station for their vehicles can contact Gary Parker, (757) 355-0273, firstname.lastname@example.org to establish a Clean Energy account, or they can refill their vehicles using any MasterCard or Visa. The station is located at 305 Executive Blvd. in the Greenbrier area of the City, near Chesapeake City Park.