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New CNG Station in the City of West Haven

October 7, 2011

Metro Taxi located in the City of West Haven had
their ribbon cutting September 26, 2011.  The Clean Energy
station will provide fleet and public fueling of CNG and is the first station
in Connecticut built by Clean Energy. This opening marks a significant advance
forward for Alternative Fuels in the state of Connecticut and the entire
Northeast Region.

Metro Taxi operates the largest taxi fleet in
the state and, as part of this new station opening, will also be launching the
first in-state fleet of purpose-built, wheelchair friendly, ADA compliant, low
emission taxis known as the “MV-1”, ready to serve the Disability Community. In
addition to the MV-1, Metro Taxi will launch into service CNG-fueled Ford
Transit Connects and Honda Civics. By year’s end, Metro Taxi will deploy 110
new CNG taxis as part of the project.

The fleet of 110 taxis
will replace over 500,000 gallons of gasoline annually with clean burning CNG.
The total project costs of $5.9M represents a significant investment from
project partners Clean Energy and Metro Taxi of $4.1M or 69% of the total and
the remaining $1.8M from the USDOE.