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KUB's vehicle fleet recognized for energy efficiency

Alternative fuel vehicles - photo.jpgEach week, the MotorWeek television show highlights a different vehicle fleet around the nation for its commitment to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

This week, the show will recognize the Knoxville Utilities Board's fleet as a Clean Cities Success Story, highlighting the utility's commitment to being environmentally responsible through its use of alternative fuels and fuel-efficient vehicles.

The KUB fleet includes more than 500 vehicles fueled by biodiesel (B5), hybrid electric technology, CNG, and ethanol (E-10 and E-85).

KUB first began using compressed natural gas in the 1970s and has contined to add other alternative fuel vehicles to the fleet, such as biodiesel and hybrid electric.

"KUB has long held a commitment to being environmentally responsible," said Chris Wilson, transportation department supervisor. "We are pleased that the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition recommended KUB's fleet as a candidate for the show."

Watch the MotorWeek television show on East Tennessee PBS on Saturday, January 22 at 3:30 p.m. and on Discovery HD Theater's Turbo Tuesday on February 1 at 8 and 11 p.m.

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