In partnership with Propel Fuels, the City of Carlsbad is now fueling with Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable). The move immediately improves local air quality and reduces the city's fleet greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% at no additional fuel cost or modifications to their fleet. While produced from 100% renewable inputs, Diesel HPR meets the ASTM D-975 diesel specification for use in all diesel engines, providing a seamless transition to the fuel for the city's diesel fleet vehicles.
"The City of Carlsbad has shown strong leadership in sustainability and climate action. Propel is excited to help extend their vision to their fueling programme," said Rob Elam, CEO of Propel. "This is how smart fleets immediately reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the communities they serve."
Carlsbad will run Diesel HPR in a range of Fire Department and Public Works heavy-duty vehicles including fire trucks, dump trucks and vacuum trucks serving the community.
"Diesel HPR cleans the air we breathe and reduces the emissions from our city vehicles," said Steve Hodges, Management Analyst for the City of Carlsbad Public Works and General Services. "Propel provides access to the top low-carbon fuel in the country, allowing us to share the health and emissions benefits with anyone living in or visiting Carlsbad."
Propel is the largest retailer of low-carbon fuels in California, operating stations across the state, and providing commercial and bulk delivery for business and government fleets.
Diesel HPR is produced by Neste.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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