November is Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month

November is Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month
Posted on 11/07/2012

The Cottonwood Heights City Council has joined Governor Gary Herbert and 40 mayors from across the state in declaring November to be Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month.


Utah, with a population of 2.8 million people, has more than 2.5 million license plates registered in the state. Traffic congestion and poor air quality along the Wasatch front, especially in the winter, have caused lawmakers to take measures to encourage residents to look into alternative fuel vehicles. For example, the state has declared a compressed natural gas (CNG) corridor along I-15 from St. George north to the Idaho border.

If you are looking into buying a new car, consider looking into a vehicle that uses alternative fuel sources such as hybrids, battery electric cars, or vehicles that use CNG or clean biodiesel and ethanol. Not only do alternative fuel vehicles reduce the need for petroleum and foreign oil products, they help reduce negative impacts on our air quality and the environment.