April 9, 2018 1:15 PM, EDT

Clean Energy Offers $1 Fuel for Trucks With New CWI Engine

Clean Energy fueling TT file photo

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has introduced Zero Now, a fueling solution that combines what it calls the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price of $1 per gallon for one year for a limited number of trucks.

The Redeem Dollar Deal program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 250 qualifying trucks powered by the new ultra-clean Cummins Westport ISX12N engine. These trucks are able to fuel with Redeem RNG at Clean Energy’s network of 23 stations throughout California, according to the Newport Beach company.

“At a time when the price of dirty diesel is bumping up to $3.75 a gallon in California, paying only $1 a gallon for a year for clean Redeem can go a long way to recouping the cost of a new truck. Add in the grants available in California for new clean trucks, the Zero Now special offer makes it a no-brainer to switch to renewable natural gas,” Clean Energy Fuels CEO Andrew Littlefair said in a company release.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certified these CWI engines in December 2017 at CARB’s optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 gram per brake horsepower-hour, 90% lower emissions than the current EPA nitrogen oxide standard. The new engines were tested at 0.01 gram per brake horsepower-hour, achieving virtually zero tailpipe emissions. Clean Energy’s Redeem is made from organic waste and is up to 70% cleaner than diesel.