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National Clean Fleets Partner: AT&T

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AT&T has committed to deploy about 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) over a 10-year period through 2018. In March 2014, the company achieved a significant milestone with the delivery of its 8,000th CNG vehicle – a service van deployed in St. Louis, MO. AT&T's AFV fleet is comprised of compressed natural gas, hybrid electric, all-electric, and extended-range electric vehicles. The company joined the partnership in April 2011 and operates a corporate fleet of more than 79,000 vehicles and 27,800 wheeled equipment units.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: April 2011
  • Headquarters: Dallas, TX, with fleet management headquarters in St. Louis, MO, and Dallas, TX
  • Operations: Global
  • Strategies and Technologies: Natural gas, all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, biodiesel, telematics, idle reduction, route optimization, driver training

AT&T Converts Vans to Run on Natural Gas

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For additional information, contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account manager, Kevin Herdler.

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Oct. 9, 2013

AT&T reaches halfway mark in commitment to deploy 15,000 AFVs

DALLAS – AT&T has reached the halfway mark of its commitment to invest up to $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles over the course of a 10-year period through 2018. Since AT&T began its commitment, the company has placed over 7,500 alternative fuel vehicles in 44 states nationwide. The 7,500th vehicle—a 2013 compressed natural gas (CNG) Chevy Express van—was delivered to a U-verse technician in Lenexa, Kansas.

The CNG van is part of AT&T's plan to deploy up to 8,000 CNG vehicles to its fleet over a five-year period through the end of first quarter 2014—the largest U.S. corporate commitment to CNG to date. The 7,500 AFVs AT&T has already placed in service are comprised of 5,474 CNG, 1,996 hybrid electric, 27 extended range electric, and three all-electric vehicles. AT&T's deployment of alternative fuel vehicles enabled the company to avoid the purchase of 7.7 million gallons of gasoline from the beginning of the program through the end of 2012.

"With the help and support of community leaders all over the country, we've reached this major milestone and brought thousands of alternative fuel vehicles to U.S. roads," said Jerome Webber, vice president, AT&T Global Fleet Operations. "This is more than just an arbitrary number. These 7,500 vehicles represent reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency and reduced operational costs. They illustrate our company-wide commitment to sustainability in the communities where we live, work, and play."

"As part of the National Clean Fleets Partnership, we work with large national fleets. These fleets serve the role as pace-setter. They help to promote the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles by other fleets and by retail consumers," noted Mark Smith of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. "Ultimately, this gets back to improving our country's economic, environmental, and energy security."

The remaining AFV deployments beyond first quarter 2014 will primarily consist of alternative fuel passenger vehicles, including hybrid electric and plug-in extended range electric vehicles, which will offer a significant improvement in fuel economy and reduction in tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions compared to similar conventionally fueled vehicles.

AT&T remains committed to sustainability and was recently ranked No. 1 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 13th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. AT&T was also included in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. Learn more about sustainability at AT&T.

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