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March 6, 2013

Fallin accepts natural gas vehicles

— OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a dozen compressed natural gas-fueled pickup trucks were delivered to Oklahoma transportation officials Wednesday as part of Gov. Mary Fallin’s plan to supplement the state’s vehicle fleet with clean-burning, low-cost CNG vehicles.

The white Ram 2500 pickups are among 242 new CNG trucks that are being added to the fleets of the Department of Transportation and other state agencies. The trucks represent the largest single order of the alternative fuel vehicles since Chrysler launched production in October, state officials and company executives said.

“Today, we’re keeping true on a promise,” Fallin said in a parking lot at ODOT headquarters, where some of the new pickups were on display.

Chrysler official Peter Grady said CNG vehicles are now part of the automaker’s long-term strategy for meeting federal fuel economy and emission standards. “We know there’s a market out there. And now is the time,” Grady said.

Fallin is leading a bipartisan coalition of 22 states that are working to place more CNG vehicles in their fleets. Since taking office in 2011, Fallin has petitioned other states and their governors, met with automobile manufacturers in Detroit, and issued and received bids for more affordable CNG vehicles for use in state fleets.

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