Dane County unveils first of its kind - CNG snow plow

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014

New Compressed Natural Gas Snow Plow in Wisconsin

Dane County officials unveil a first of its kind vehicle to be used in Madison, WI. The compressed natural gas powered snow plow is latest edition to the county's fleet.

Officials say the vehicle's renewable energy source will actually come from decaying garbage from Dane County landfill.

Dan County Executive Joe Parisi says, "We've just awarded a contract with a local firm Baker Tilly to create a strategic plan for us to be able to convert the entire county fleet of not only the snow plows but all other vehicles that we use by 2023."

County officials say the switch will save them thousands of dollars on its fuel and maintenance costs.

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