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1 South Coast AQMD Clean On-Road Fleet Vehicle Rules

2 Contribution to Ozone and Particulate Air Quality Significant Contributors to Localized and Regionwide Air Toxic Exposures Mobile Source Fair Share

3 Purchase Cleanest Vehicles Available Alternative Fuel Application Niches Need for Feasible Implementation Long-Term Perspective

4 SCAQMD Fleet Vehicle Rules Light- and Medium-Duty Public Fleets Transit Buses Refuse Collection Vehicles Commercial Airport Ground Access School Buses Heavy-Duty Public Fleet Vehicles Less-Polluting Sweepers

5 Natural Gas Vehicles Operating in Fleets in Southern California ~ 3,692 Light- and Medium- Duty Public Fleet Vehicles ~ 526 Heavy-Duty Public Fleet Vehicles ~ 4,538 Transit Buses ~ 1,965 School Buses ~ 1,886 Refuse Trucks ~ 300 Street Sweepers ~ 856 Taxicabs and Airport Shuttles

6 Rule Compliant Engine Availability

7 Engine Technology Advancements Natural Gas Engines Certifications at 2010 Emissions Standards (Starting 2008) Large Number of Engines for Class 8 Tractor/Trailers Potential Alternative Fuel/Hybrid Systems In Development

8 Natural Gas Engine Availability Natural Gas Light-Duty Vehicle – American Honda; Ford Taxi Transit Connect; Chevy Impala Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine Manufacturers – Cummins Westport (8.9L & 11.9L); Westport (14.9L); Doosan (11L) Autocar, Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt – Offering Natural Gas Products Blue Bird, ThomasBuilt – Type D CNG School Buses Several Upfitters Providing Conversions – BAF Technologies (Crown Victoria, E450) – Landi Renzo/Baytech (GM Engines) Source: Clean Energy Source: American Honda

9 Natural Gas Engine Development Challenges Older Natural Gas Fuel Tanks – Need for Maintenance Inspections/ Replacement – Cost Prohibitive for Larger Fleets – Outreach/Education Programs to Address Issue – Need for Funding Assistance Natural Gas Engine Not Available for Certain Applications Continue Infrastructure Expansion

10 Current Natural Gas Fueling Facilities

11 Thank You Contact Information – Dean Saito, Manager On-Road Strategies, Mobile Source Division, South Coast AQMD (909)


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