AT&T adds 105 alternative fuel vehicles to fleet
AT&T Inc. plans to add 105 alternative-fuel vehicles
to their corporate fleet. The vehicles, which will roll out in more than
30 cities across the United States in June, will help the company reduce
its impact on the environment and its dependence on imported oil.
After evaluating several alternative-fuel technologies, AT&T will
deploy three types of alternative-fuel vehicles. AT&T will measure
and track fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, operating costs,
performance and driver satisfaction of each vehicle.
“Reducing our fleet’s petroleum fuel consumption and operating costs
is a top priority,” said Jerome Webber, vice president of fleet operations.
“Even the smallest improvement in fuel use, when applied across our corporate
fleet, can make a significant impact for the environment and for our
The alternative-fuel vehicles consist 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
AT&T estimates that its use of these alternative-fuel and more fuel-efficient
vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 124 metric tons and
conserve nearly 34,395 gallons of fuel annually.
The CNG vans are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly
30 percent compared with traditional gasoline vans. The electric hybrid
OEM vehicles are expected to offer a 39 percent improvement in fuel economy
and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent. The electric hybrid
conversion work trucks are expected to offer a 38 percent improvement
in fuel economy compared with similar gasoline-powered vehicles and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent.