The City of Santa Rosa Fleet Management Section is known locally as an industry leader in clean air technology.
The City has received numerous grant awards to fund many of the over one hundred fleet vehicles / equipment that use alternate fuels including electric, hybrid, Compressed Natural Gas, Propane, and ethanol. This number of vehicles and equipment represents approximately 10% of the City's fleet.
In response to a City Council goal to reduce greenhouse gases, Fleet Management adopted an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing policy to eliminate or reduce toxins that create hazards to workers, our community, and the environment. A goal is to create a model that encourages other purchasers in our community to adopt similar goals.
City of Santa Rosa vehicles are maintained with recycled materials and long-lasting fluids. Many vehicles operate with retread tires, re-manufactured parts, synthetic oils, or long-life coolants. Some re-manufactured products are less expensive and / or last longer than new products. Though synthetic oils and long life coolants may be more expensive, the longer interval between changes results in less labor and net savings.
Along with other cities and counties throughout California, the City of Santa Rosa has outfitted medium and heavy duty diesel trucks and buses with diesel particulate filters (DPF), thereby reducing particulate matter in these vehicles by up to 85%.
Clean Air Vehicles & Equipment Inventory
1 compressed natural gas / gasoline van
1 compressed natural gas light truck
1 hybrid pick-up truck
2 compressed natural gas / gasoline light trucks
2 electric vehicles sedans / compact pick up trucks / small utility service vehicles
21 compressed natural gas / propane stationary generators and pumps
24 diesel particulate filters installed on transit buses
3 hybrid / diesel transit buses
35 diesel particulate filters installed on heavy trucks