General Motors has recently made the largest order of CNG: 1, 200 Chevrolet Express compressed natural gas (CNG) dedicated cargo vans are to be deployed to AT&T service centers nationwide.
AT&T has already announced the company’s plans to invest about $565 million for 15, 000 alternative fuel vehicles until 2018. Not a long time ago AT&T made public the deployment of the 5, 000th alternative-fuel car, a Chevrolet Express van.
This vehicle is part of the company’s commitment.
“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.”
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency explained that CNG-powered vans support AT&T’s corporate commitment, that of minimizing its impact on the environment. These cars produce about 25% less carbon dioxide emissions that the diesel and gasoline-powered cars.
CNG vans have a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine, which features hardened exhaust valves, intake and exhaust valve seats with gaseous fuel systems.
“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,” said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.