San Diego Port Buys Eco-Friendly Fleet

November 17, 2019

The Port of San Diego in the US is planning to purchase seven vehicles for its work fleet that will run on renewable diesel fuel, in its efforts to act as an environmental champion of San Diego Bay.

The Board of Port Commissioners approved a $700,000 agreement with 72 Hour LLC, DBA National Auto Fleet Group at its November 5, 2019 Board meeting.

The emissions produced from renewable diesel do not result in a net increase of CO2 emissions because renewable diesel is produced by biogenic waste products that would have decayed and produced CO2 emissions elsewhere.

“The use of renewable diesel will help the Port meet its Climate Action Plan goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions along San Diego Bay and its tidelands,” said Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “The Port’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased 13 percent since 2006 and the purchase of these vehicles will help to further decrease air pollution.”

The Port’s General Services staff will use the vehicles as part of their maintenance duties at the Port’s facilities, 22 parks and other areas.

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