Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program creates 200% growth in fueling stations

October 6, 2014 |

In Florida, Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program produced 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since its inception, reports the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. Prior to the legislation, there were 18 Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) stations in Florida; there are now 61 active CNG fueling stations with an additional 29 planned. A report from Fishkind & Associates notes that a CNG station costs on average $1.5 million, meaning investment in CNG station infrastructure has been $91.5 million over the past two years.

Senator Wilton Simpson commented on the positive report: “This economic report shows how successful Florida’s Natural Fuel Gas Vehicle Rebate program has been.  This fuel provides significant budget savings to governmental entities, the business world, and our citizens.  Natural gas has been a game changer for Florida and the United States, not only for motor vehicles but for the energy sector, commercial businesses, and the manufacturing industry. I’m proud to have sponsored this legislation in the Florida Senate.”

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