Save fuel, improve efficiency and reduce pollution by adopting these best practices.
Burning conventional diesel and gasoline in our motor vehicles and equipment contributes the bulk of our greenhouse gases, air toxics, and other air pollution. Cleaner fuel alternatives, such as natural gas, propane, biofuels or electricity, emit less pollution, provide better fuel economy and help reduce our nation’s reliance on foreign oil.
Our Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition works to develop alternative fuel markets in our region.
For heavy-duty diesel vehicles/vessels with engines nearing the end of their lifespan, vehicle replacements or repowers are potential options.
Replacing a vehicle/vessel is a good solution when the cost of buying a new one is not much more than a repower (a repower replaces an old, dirty engine with a new, cleaner engine).
In addition to better emissions, a new vehicle/vessel provides reliability, warranty benefits, lower maintenance costs, and potentially better fuel efficiency. Alternative fuel vehicles provide even cleaner options.
Repowering a vehicle/vessel is most cost-effective for large, heavy-duty, specialized equipment, such as tugboats, drilling rigs, or locomotives, where the replacement cost of the entire unit far exceeds the cost of replacing its engines.