Mayor Bloomberg Unveils World’s First Green Food Truck Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

by , 02/22/13
filed under: Food,Manhattan

Yesterday, mayor Michael Bloomberg and Oklahoma clean energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens unveiled New York City’s first green mobile food truck powered by compressed natural gas. The Neapolitan Express Pizza truck serves up its slices with the help of Clean Energy Fuels and is all set to make its debut on to the streets of New York’s mobile food scene early next week.

“We see an opportunity to revolutionize the mobile food system in New York City,” said Neapolitan Express owner and NYC native Max Crespo, who plans to add another five trucks to his fleet soon. The pizzas are made with ingredients imported from Italy and use organic spices grown locally in New York. The pies, which sell for $7 a pop, cook in 90 seconds in 900 degree ovens.

“The truck produces almost three quarters less in greenhouse gas emissions than trucks that run on gasoline or diesel and that also reduces fuel costs by about 60 percent,” Bloomberg said during a press conference yesterday.

Bloomberg also took the time to touch on the need for the country to tap into natural gas safely and responsibly, seeing it as a viable alternative that can help us move away from coal and oil use for a cleaner planet. The city already operates three compressed natural gas stations which power 128 vehicles for the Department of Parks and Sanitation.

Via NYC Office of the Mayor



  1. bklynjess September 17, 2013 at 12:24 am
    There is nothing "clean" or "green" about "natural" gas (methane) or T. Boone Pickens.
  2. Theresa Marie February 26, 2013 at 9:10 am
    This is an improvement over current vehicles. Most cars in Iran have run on natural gas for years. But, what we need are SOLAR powered vehicles. With solar, there are NO greenhouse gas emissions. Let's use the technology we have and turn to the sun.
  3. Dean Medico February 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    The first wood fired oven to operate in NYC with authentic pies is