State Organizations Salute Battery Retailer for Conversion to CNG Vehicles
Milwaukee, WI – Remy Battery has been recognized by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program for its leadership in the advancement of alternative fuels and technology in the state of Wisconsin in 2013. Awards were presented at the Wisconsin Clean Cities annual stakeholders’ meeting held in December at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The event celebrated the efforts and accomplishments of Remy Battery and other Wisconsin fleets in moving toward the use of alternative fuels and cleaner air for Wisconsin.
Remy Battery began converting its fleet of vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2012 and expects to have its entire fleet fully converted in the next one to two years. CNG is a readily available alternative to gasoline that is developed by compressing natural gas to less than one percent of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. It is drawn from domestically drilled natural gas wells or in conjunction with crude oil production. CNG can also be drawn from landfills and renewable sources, such as methane from farming operations.
“The decision to convert our fleet to CNG continues to pay off in big ways,” share Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery. “CNG costs 50 percent less than gasoline or diesel, which has dramatically reduced our fuel costs. It’s also gentler on an engine, which has lowered our maintenance costs. More importantly, CNG emits up to 90 percent fewer emissions than gasoline, and there is an abundant supply of it at our fingertips.” He adds, “Remy Battery can be socially responsible and promote a sustainable future as an organization, while saving money and improving our bottom-line.”
The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program is administered jointly by the State of Wisconsin Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities, part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Clean Cities initiative. Clean Cities supports local decisions to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector through the use of alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles and fuel economy measures.
Along with this recognition in 2013 by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program, Remy Battery is one of a small group of Wisconsin companies selected to be part of the new Wisconsin Smart Fleet Program (www.wismartfleet.org) launched just last week. The new program provides businesses with a planning tool and outlines different options to help Wisconsin fleets meet their internal economic goals, while reducing their carbon footprint.
CNG vehicles are just one of the many ways Remy Battery works to make smart, environmentally sound business choices. The company offers one of the most comprehensive battery recycling programs in the region, a reload program to give products with rechargeable batteries a new life, and fast, affordable testing for hybrid batteries. To learn more about Remy Battery, visit www.remybattery.com.
About Remy Battery:
Family-owned and operated, Remy Battery has served the metropolitan Milwaukee area since 1931 and expanded into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 2010. The company carries a full line of quality branded batteries to meet all power needs, including automotive, commercial, lawn and garden, marine, motorcycle, cell or cordless phones, camcorder, laptop, two-way radios, emergency lighting, alkaline, booster packs, gel cell or uninterruptable power sources. Remy Battery also offers a full line of battery accessories – from chargers and testers to cables and lugs – and provides free 15-minute installation, free electrical check, free battery recycling, custom battery designs and installations.
Four locations in Wisconsin and Michigan: 4301 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53219 | 6270 N. 76th St., Milwaukee, WI 53218 | 1814 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, MI 49829 | 315 Dakota Street, Hancock, MI 49930 | Plus new location coming soon in Marquette, MI