New Eco-Friendly Pizza Truck Rolling Into Town

(credit: Sophie Kleeman / Gothamist)

(credit: Sophie Kleeman / Gothamist)

UPDATE 2/23/13 – Thanks to Steve Bango for sending us their twitter account, @neaexpress. That enabled us to find their website here, their facebook here, and their menu here.

We know Mayor Bloomberg was a big supporter of food trucks bringing relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Now the Mayor is throwing his support behind Neapolitan Express, a pizza truck that produces almost 75% less greenhouse gas emissions than those that run on gas and diesel.

From the front, it kind of looks like a hotel shuttle van, but we expect the food will be much better.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and oil magnate T. Boone Pickens joined forces at City Hall Park today to introduce New York City’s first food truck powered entirely by compressed natural gas. The truck, Neapolitan Express, serves a variety of doughy goods, including marinara and margherita pizzas.

Both Neapolitan and its partner in the project, Clean Energy Fuels, hope to start a new trend in sustainability in food trucks. “[It’s] a partnership that is taking both arts to a new height,” said Bloomberg, who spoke to a crowd gathered in front of the truck.

The truck’s oven is hot enough to cook a pizza in 90 seconds. The high-end mini-pies with ingredients imported from Italy sell for $7 and have 680 calories.

Max Crespo, of Neapolitan, said the truck was “ready to hit the streets of New York” and that he planned to have similar trucks in other major cities.

We tried to find a twitter account, but so far have not been able to. We will update you as soon as we have more info.

(credit: Edward Reed/Mayor’s Office)

(credit: Edward Reed/Mayor’s Office)

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Dean - February 22, 2013

Have they “hit the streets” yet? Or they discovered they need a permit first?

admin - February 22, 2013

No idea. They don’t seem to have a twitter account yet, and you can’t really get answers at a press conference like this.

Steve Bango - February 23, 2013

I think I found it…. @neaexpress

Johnny Testy - February 28, 2013

They were in Union Square giving away free pies on Tuesday. Not sure when they will be back again. But they were good!

admin - February 28, 2013

We saw the tweet, but were not in the area. Looking forward to trying them too.

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