Chicago Area Clean Cities Fleets Saved 26.5 Million Gallons of Petroleum in 2016
The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced that in 2016 its member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million GGEs of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons. This represents a six percent increase in fuel savings over 2015 and a two percent improvement in emissions.
“Our Clean Cities member fleets are going the extra mile when it comes to saving fuel and reducing emissions,” said Samantha Bingham, coordinator, Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC). “Their efforts help the environment and also are providing a solid return on investment.”
Members of CACC include commercial fleets and municipalities throughout the six-county Chicago area. The coalition announced its 2016 fleet-fuel survey results at its recently held annual Green Drives Conference and Expo. At the expo, more than 200 attendees learned about steps they can take to make their fleets cleaner, less reliant on petroleum, and more fuel efficient. The expo showcased forty environmentally friendly vehicles, and more than 20 exhibitors featured their green-fleet solutions.
Chicago Area Clean Cities is a voluntary coalition whose mission over the last 23 years has been to support local actions to improve the environmental performance and efficiency of public and private fleets in the six-county Chicago metro area.