AT&T Makes GM’s Largest CNG Vehicle Purchase…Ever

Jan 30, 2012 2:00 PM ET
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Sustainability and energy efficiency have a positive impact on the Earth, company morale and the business’ bottom line.  Just ask Jerome Webber, AT&T vice president of Fleet Operations.   Having recently purchased 1,200 Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas (CNG) cargo vans – accounting for the largest CNG vehicle order GM has ever seen – AT&T relies on sustainability as a key component of its  business strategy.   “CNG technology is important to AT&T because it helps us reduce our fleet-based carbon emissions,” said Jerome Webber, AT&T vice president of Fleet Operations. “It is also cost-effective and readily available in our country right now.”    According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, CNG-powered vans can produce approximately 25 percent fewer carbon dioxide emissions than similar gasoline and diesel-powered vans, which supports AT&T’s corporate commitment to minimize its impact on the environment.   That’s why AT&T plans to invest $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles over a ten- year period through 2018.  Last week, the company announced the milestone deployment of its 5,000th alternative-fuel vehicle, a Chevrolet Express van, as part of the commitment.   “There are millions of fleet vehicles on the road today and we want to be a critical part of this sustainable revolution, helping make these conversions as easy as possible for companies like AT&T.” said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.   AT&T’s Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas (CNG) dedicated cargo vans to be deployed to AT&T service centers nationwide.  

Original posting on General Motors Blog