AT&T Greens its Fleet!

 AT&T intends to invest up to $565 million in its long-term strategy to deploy more than 15,000 alternative-fuel vehicles during the next 10 years. AT&T plans to spend approximately $350 million to buy about 8,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles, and approximately $215 million to start replacing its passenger cars with alternative-fuel models, starting with hybrids. EV development is burgeoning right before our very eyes. It’s a historical revolution. Our grandchildren won't believe that we once drove those primitive gas guzzlers!

 

AT&T’s investment represents the largest US corporate allocation to CNG vehicles so far. The new vehicle purchases will expand AT&T’s alternative-energy fleet to more than 15,000 vehicles by 2019.

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Mich., estimates that the new vehicles will reduce gasoline usage by 49 million gallons and reduce carbon emissions by 211,000 metric tons during the 10-year deployment period.

During the next five years, AT&T will replace about 8,000 gasoline-powered vehicles with CNG vehicles. CNG vehicles should emit approximately 25% less greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline powered vehicles.

A US automotive manufacturer will produce the vehicle chassis domestically. AT&T will then coordinate with domestic suppliers to convert the chassis to use CNG. AT&T will also coordinate with natural gas providers to construct up to 40 CNG fueling stations across its operating region. This will provide the fueling infrastructure necessary to fuel the new vehicles.

 

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