Archive for May 23, 2008

AT&T Introduces A Variety Of ‘Green Fleet’ Vehicles

AT&T Inc. announced a couple of days ago about their plans to put in 105 alternative-fuel vehicles to the commercial fleet of its working companies. The vehicles will help the company diminish its impact on the environment and its dependence on imported oil. Next month, these vehicles will roll out in over 30 cities across the U.S.

AT&T will arrange three types of alternative-fuel vehicles after cautiously evaluating numerous alternative-fuel technologies. The vehicles will be entrenched into AT&T’s workforce as operational components of its fleet.

“Reducing our fleet’s petroleum fuel consumption and operating costs is a top priority,” said Jerome Webber, vice president of Fleet Operations, AT&T Services Inc. “Even the smallest improvement in fuel use, when applied across our corporate fleet, can make a significant impact for the environment and for our business. That’s why we’re committed to identifying smart ways to improve the efficiency of our fleet and to exploring advancement with alternative-fuel technologies.”

According to reports, the alternative-fuel vehicles is composed of 25 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vans, 65 electric hybrid Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vehicles — Ford Escapes and Toyota Priuses — and 15 electric hybrid conversion work trucks. The following vehicles will be set up in cities in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri etc.

“More and more fleets are recognizing that hybrid trucks can deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel costs,” said Victoria Mills, project manager at Environmental Defense Fund. “AT&T’s investment in these more efficient vehicles will benefit the environment and the bottom line.”


May 23, 2008 at 2:52 am


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