Argonne uses a fleet of vehicles for everything from plowing snow to inter-building deliveries. The laboratory has taken major steps in recent years to reduce the fleet's petroleum fuel consumption and increase the use of alternative fuel consumption, like E85. The lab also encourages the use of alternative transportation such as bicycling and walking.
Argonne has a fleet of thirteen 100% electric-powered neighborhood vehicles and 13 bio-diesel neighborhood vehicles on site. The laboratory also constructed a 4 kW solar-powered electric vehicle charging station that — when not being used to charge vehicles — provides power to a nearby building.
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Argonne’s vehicle fleet is getting greener. Through a program initiated and conceived by John Surdey, manager of Material Handling and Transportation and the Fleet Manager, new environmentally friendly vehicles have been leased through a partnership with the Government Services Administration … Read More