Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) has placed an additional order for 200 new service pickup trucks that will be converted to run on renewable natural gas (RNG).
The trucks will be fitted with the latest Landi Renzo Eco Ready equipment, a ultra-low emissions vehicle system that has been certified by the California Air Resources Board.
RNG is produced through the capture of methane emissions from organic waste materials from wastewater treatment plants, landfills and other sources.
It can be carbon-negative, which means it displaces more emissions than it emits when produced and used as fuel.
With the addition of the 200 new RNG trucks this year, SoCalGas’ fleet is expected to reduce an additional 2,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent, resulting in around 44% of its service vehicles running on cleaner fuels.
That’s equivalent to removing 1,800 passenger vehicles from California roads annually.
The project is a key part of SoCalGas’ ambition for net zero emissions in its operations and delivery of energy by 2045.
The utility’s goals include a 100% zero-emission fleet by 2035.
Sandra Hrna, Vice President of supply chain and operations support at SoCalGas said: “Our longstanding partnership with Landi Renzo USA is one of many initiatives that will help SoCalGas reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector and help reach our net zero goal.
“The new clean energy technologies provided by Landi Renzo are innovative and have always delivered great results which will help decarbonise the transportation sector.”