The Board of Port Commissioners approved a $700,000 agreement with 72 Hour LLC, DBA National Auto Fleet Group at its November 5, 2019 Board meeting. The emissions produced from renewable diesel do not result in a net increase of C02 emissions as renewable diesel is produced by biogenic waste products that would have decayed and produced C02 emissions elsewhere.
The use of renewable diesel will help the Port meet its Climate Action Plan goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions along San Diego Bay and its tidelands
Mr. Bonelli added that the Port’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased 13% since 2006 and the purchase of these vehicles will help to further decrease air pollution.
The vehicles to be purchased are:
- One 10-yard dump truck;
- Two ¾-ton crew cab pick-up trucks;
- One ¾-ton utility gardener truck;
- One ¾-ton crew cab stake bed truck;
- One long-bed cargo stake truck; and
- One refuse packer/loader.
In addition, the agreement includes two gasoline-powered mid-sized SUVs that will replace two older fleet vehicles. The newer SUVs will be more gasoline efficient and will produce less air emissions than the older vehicles.
The Port will continue to research opportunities to include alternative powered vehicles throughout its work fleet.