Cummins Westport Inc. has announced that the City of Long Beach, CA, has placed an order for 17 Cummins Westport C Gas Plus low-emissions natural gas engines for use in refuse collection trucks. The 280-horsepower C Gas Plus engines will be installed in Sterling Condor automatic side-loading refuse collection trucks. They are scheduled for delivery starting in April 2003. "The City of Long Beach has a long-standing tradition of operating greener alternative-fuel vehicles wherever feasible," said Ed Chaffin, superintendent of fleet services for the City of Long Beach. "The C Gas Plus natural gas engine is lightweight and has sufficient torque and horsepower capabilities for our refuse trucks."