The Snapple Beverage Group is converting 27 fleet vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), and is opening the first CNG fueling station in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York.
Snapple, which has operated from its Brooklyn facility for over 20 years, delivers Snapple and other beverages throughout the New York metropolitan area. The company said that by converting its material handling fleet to run on natural gas, Snapple is displacing over 30,000 equivalent gallons of conventional fuel every year.
Snapple’s vehicles will be fueled at an on-site CNG station operated by the Kingdom Group LLC.
“The use of natural gas will also significantly reduce our fueling expenses and will eliminate the delivery, storage and handling of fuel tanks on-site,” said Igor Katsman, vp-operations for Snapple.