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National Clean Fleets Partner: GE

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GE has a goal of purchasing 25,000 alternative fuel vehicles worldwide by 2015 for use as company cars and for lease to corporate customers through its Fleet Services business. GE also manufactures and distributes electric vehicle recharging products, compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling products, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction plants. In May 2012, GE opened its Vehicle Innovation Center in Eden Prairie, Minn., where it encourages commercial customers and other stakeholders to compare side by side different alternative fuel vehicles and refueling equipment.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: June 2011
  • Headquarters: Eden Prairie, MN
  • Operations: United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand
  • Strategies and Technologies: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, electric vehicle charging, telematics, natural gas refueling, LNG liquefaction plants

GE Showcases Innovation in Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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May 31, 2012

GE opens Innovation Center for alternative fuel vehicles

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – GE Capital Fleet Services announced today the opening of its Vehicle Innovation Center, a world-class facility that provides businesses, industry groups, and researchers with a first-hand experience with alternative fuel vehicles and enabling GE technologies.

The first-of-its-kind center reinforces GE's commitment to the deployment of more efficient vehicles in its fleet and in customer fleets. Showcasing the latest in a growing array of alternative fuel vehicles in electric, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and other formats, the center gives GE's commercial customers the opportunity to learn about and test drive numerous alternative fuel cars and trucks in a single location with assistance from GE's fleet, transportation, energy, and advanced technology experts.

"At GE, we are at work, providing solutions to the world's toughest challenges," said Clarence Nunn, president and CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services. "Through our Vehicle Innovation Center, we are committed to sharing alternative fuel vehicle technologies and solutions with our customers and helping them put more of these vehicles on the road."

Located on the campus of GE's fleet management business headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., the center features a private half-mile driving course and a vehicle center that includes alternative fuel vehicles from 20 automotive manufacturers. With 6,000 square feet of classrooms and showrooms, the center also allows visitors access to a variety of products and solutions from GE's ecomagination portfolio, including solutions for the smart grid, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in a Box, fuel savings mobile applications, and other advanced energy and infrastructure technologies.

"We believe that businesses, through their company fleets, can lead the way in putting drivers across the country and around the world into cleaner, more productive vehicles," said Deb Frodl, chief strategy officer for GE Capital Fleet Services and global alternative fuel leader for GE. "The best way to accelerate adoption of alternative fuel cars and trucks is to experience them. Once they get behind the wheel, they can see that these vehicles are real and ready for action."

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