The Norman Transcript


April 26, 2013

Clean Cities symposium shows fleet owners and managers the benefits of alternative fuels



Central Oklahoma Clean Cities partners currently displace about 3 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel each year with alternative fuels and other petroleum reduction technologies, and nationally Clean Cities partners have saved more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel since the program began in 1993.

“Being a Clean Cities partner means we stay in touch with what’s happening in the alternative fuel and vehicle industry, which is invaluable when building an alternative fuel program like ours,” said Leon Fourcade, fleet services administrator for the University of Oklahoma. “We have also been able to take advantage of Clean Cities and Association of Central Oklahoma grant solicitations to help fund or offset the cost of alternative fuel projects.”

At the May 9 event, local and regional alternative fuel experts will speak about the advantages of compressed natural gas, propane and electric drive technologies and the incentives available for switching to alternative fuels, like tax credits and loan programs. Speakers will also cover maintenance recommendations for alternative fuel vehicles, technician certification requirements and equipment safety inspections.

The Ride & Drive event will feature a Nissan Leaf electric drive vehicle, a plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt, several natural gas vehicles including the Westport Wing Ford F250 and Ram 2500 Crew Cab, and two propane autogas-powered Ford F150 and Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks.

The cost to attend is $30 per person, and attendees must pre-register. To register or for more information, visit The event is sponsored by the Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition and program at the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Tunneling your way through the Internet

    Surfing” the Internet used to be a popular pastime. You hopped on your computer surfboard and rode the waves of the Internet, randomly surfing and exploring from one website to the next....

    August 1, 2014

  • Ideal Homes to dedicate Oklahoma’s first Home for HOPE

    Ideal Homes dedicated the company’s first Home for HOPE on Wednesday at 13209 SW 5th in Yukon....

    July 27, 2014

  • Todd Lamb to keynote luncheon

    Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb will provide the keynote address at the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Lunch at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 6 at the National Weather Center. Lamb will speak on state issues that may impact local business and ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma learns about storm water proposal

    The Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma invited Norman Public Works Director Shawn O’Leary to talk about the new storm water fee proposal at its luncheon Thursday....

    July 27, 2014

  • Backing up everything, everywhere, not as easy as it should be

    Though we may wish or believe otherwise, computing devices are still somewhat of a hassle to use. Some devices, like Apple’s iPad, come close to being fully realized machines, but even iPads have their clunky side....

    July 27, 2014

  • Is using E10 or ‘pure’ gasoline more economical?

    An analysis by AAA Oklahoma shows that at today’s prices, E10 motor fuel is cheaper to use than 100 percent gasoline, despite the fewer miles per gallon produced by E10, which is a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline....

    July 27, 2014

  • Appellate judge retiring

    The Honorable Charles A. Johnson retired from the Court of Criminal Appeals after 25 years on the bench. Johnson was appointed to the court on Oct. 31, 1989, by Gov. Henry Bellmon to fill the unexpired term of Hez J. Bussey. After 59 ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Candy Basket celebrates 25 years

    Perhaps it’s the chocolate covered blueberries whose deliciousness still lingers. Or maybe it’s the blood orange and wild honey white chocolate ganache that won’t soon be forgotten by your taste buds. At The Candy Basket there is decadence ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Bramlett & Associates adopts new name reflective of business

    Bramlett & Associates Multimedia LLC (Bramlett Multimedia), 215 W. Main St., announced this month that the company will change its name after 12 years in business and will do business as BOLD-Multimedia. The announcement, made first to ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Toothpick holders convention coming to Norman

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collection in 1936,” Ryan said. Ryan was born in 1940, and she grew up crawling around toothpick holders, as have ...

    July 20, 2014