AT&T has committed to investing up to $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) nationwide through 2018. In Connecticut, AT&T has deployed 274 AFVs to date, including 229 vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). This initiative represents one of the largest U.S. corporate commitments to CNG hybrid and electric vehicles.
In 2010, AT&T and other large U.S. fleet operators joined in the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleets Partnership as part of a national challenge launched by President Obama to cut America’s petroleum imports by one-third by 2025.
Through 2013, AT&T anticipates it will have purchased up to 8,000 CNG vehicles at an estimated cost of $350 million. Additionally, over the life of the commitment, AT&T expects to invest $215 million to replace approximately 7,100 fleet passenger cars with alternative-fuel models.