Oxford County, Ontario has introduced five new vehicles to their feet using leading edge technology aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The vehicles include two brand new snow plows are run using CNG.
The snow plows cost $325,000 each, which is about $70,000 more than a traditional vehicle. However, these vehicles will make that money back over their life and have a significant impact on the county’s environmental footprint.
The enhancements to the County’s fleet will help achieve a projected 6.2 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per year, equivalent to keeping 38 barrels of oil in the ground.
These new additions bring the number of green fleet vehicles to seven, with plans to convert or purchase 13 more CNG hybrid vehicles in the coming months.