Monday, 16 March 2009

AT&T Invests in Low-Emissions Vehicles

AT&T has announced plans to invest up to $565m to introduce more than 15,000 alternative-fuel vehicles over the next 10 years. Around $350m will go to buy 8,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and $215m to start replacing its passenger cars with alternative-fuel models.

Over the next five years 8,000 gasoline-powered service vehicles will be replaced by CNG models expected to emit approximately 25% less greenhouse gas emissions. Over ten years AT&T expects to replace 7,100 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles with alternative-fuel models, initially hybrids, expected to offer up to a 39% improvement in fuel economy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 29%. Nearly 800 of the CNG and hybrid electric vehicles will be deployed this year.

It just goes to show how seriously corporations are starting to address their emissions, and the PR value - the company points out that a Green Technology insignia will make the vehicles easy to identify on the road.

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