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Making Moves: National Park ‘Greens’ Fleet with Propane Trucks, Fueling Stations

Making Moves: National Park ‘Greens’ Fleet with Propane Trucks, Fueling Stations

By Lauren Tyler Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosted a celebration yesterday to unveil six new propane-fueled trucks and two new propane fueling stations at the Park Headquarters Maintenance Facility near Gatlinburg, Tenn. With the new pieces of alternative fuel equipment, the Smokies implemented a new facet of the park’s Climate Friendly Parks program through funding from a joint U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and Department of Energy (DOE) initiative called the “Clean Cities National Park Initiative.” As reported, the new equipment helps the park leave a smaller carbon footprint. In partnership with its two neighboring DOE Clean Cities coalitions, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, the park installed the two propane fueling systems and added six new pieces of “green” equipment to improve air quality. Six Ford F250 crew cab trucks were purchased and converted to run on propane autogas. T ... read more