Mobile Source Controls: Clean Fuels

Clean fuels replace conventional fuels (e.g., gasoline and diesel) in cars, trucks, construction equipment, and other motorized vehicles and portable equipment. Some clean fuels can be substituted directly; others require special equipment or retrofits.  Currently, the Clean City Detroit partnership is working to expand the use of clean fuels, Metro Cars Detroit is using propane in its fleet, and the Green Fleets Program is converting gas-powered utility fleets to compressed natural gas.  Additional strategies include the requirement of zero-emissions (electric) vehicles for city and private fleets; expanding awareness, education and training; creating financial incentives; retiring older high emissions vehicles; and requiring emissions testing.

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Alison Walding
Project Manager
Community Action to Promote Healthy Environments

University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029