AT&T buys CNG-powered Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 vans

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 28, 2011

The appeal for alternative fuels has heightened to the point that AT&T is joining the bandwagon and has ordered GM 101 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 vans. AT&T is one of the major fleet operators in the US and with this purchase, it seeks to reduce what it spends on fuel by buying these vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

AT&T didn’t disclose how much it paid for the vans but it’s expected to save a lot in the longterm as CNG costs considerably cheaper than gasoline.

GM provided information that the CNG-powered vans offer the equivalent of gasoline fuel economy of 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway, while it makes use of fuel tanks whose capacity ranges from 15.8 to 23 gasoline-equivalent gallons.

All the environmental agencies in the US approve the CNG powertrain as it complies with all the emission requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB).

These vans that AT&T ordered will be delivered months from now. They come with a three-year, 36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty.

Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations, said that GM will offer a “one-stop shop” to enable customers to attain their environmental goals as they shift to fuel-efficient and reduced-emission vehicles.

Press Release

AT&T RECEIVES NEW CNG CHEVROLET EXPRESS CARGO VANS

AT&T is putting 101 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 vans powered by low-emissions compressed natural gas into its customer service fleet.
The purchase is consistent with AT&T’s alternative fuel strategy to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and to support sustainable transportation. CNG-powered vans can produce 25 percent fewer emissions than similar gasoline- and diesel-powered vans.

“As more of our customers transition their conventional fleets to fuel-efficient and reduced-emission vehicles, we will continue to provide a one-stop shop to help them achieve their environmental goals,” said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.

“In addition to its leading-edge fuel system technology, every CNG van we produce is also engineered to rigorous GM standards for durability, safety and reliability,” he said.

Each Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana CNG van is covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, and meets all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements.

The vans get gasoline-equivalent fuel economy of 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway. Fuel tank capacity ranges from 15.8 to 23 gasoline-equivalent gallons.

The CNG option is available for order on Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 2500 and 3500 Cargo vans. To find more information about the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, visit gmfleet.com.

 

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