Tennessee Clean Fuels inducts six impressive fleets into the Tennessee Green Fleets Program

September 24, 2018. On Tuesday September 18th, Tennessee Clean Fuels inducted six new fleets into the “Tennessee Green Fleets” Certification Program. The fleets were recognized at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville during the fourth annual Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo, which is managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and TNCleanFuels. TNCleanFuels also assisted in setting up a 35-vehicle alternative fuel vehicle showcase that incorporated compressed natural gas, plug-in electric, propane autogas, hybrid, and other advanced vehicle technologies.

   The Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Program was developed jointly by Middle-West and East Tennessee Clean Fuels. It utilizes performance-based metrics to analyze any fleet’s vehicle and fuel-use data and compare new actions they have taken to what their footprint would have looked like without those actions. A points-based, three-star system allows for certification at the 1-, 2- or 3-star level. The Program encompasses all fuel and technology options including biodiesel, natural gas, propane, electric, ethanol, hybrid, idle-reduction and fuel economy strategies such as car share, vanpooling, truck stop electrification, as well as non-automotive forms of transportation like bicycles and shooters. The applicant fleets that receive certification can promote their fleet’s greening efforts and include the certification status in their sustainability portfolio information.

   TNGreenFleets’ six newly certified fleets prevent a combined 575 tons of CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere annually.