City ranks as top municipal biodiesel fleet in nation

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Government Fleet magazine has ranked the City of Colorado Springs as the top municipal BioDiesel Fleet in the nation.

The city also was No. 17 in the overall Public Sector Alternative-Fueled Fleet rankings.

Since 2003, more than 2,400 city vehicles or equipment have run on biodiesel. To date, Colorado Springs has used 1.58 million gallons of B20 biodiesel. This is the equivalent of more than 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide not making it into the atmosphere, or 491 passenger cars not driving for one year.