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GE is playing a leadership role in moving Electric Vehicles (EVs) from anticipation to action – and you are a part of this movement! Jeff Immelt announced a game changing global commitment to purchase 25,000 EVs as part of a plan to convert half of GE’s global vehicle fleet by 2015. This is the largest commitment ever to an EV fleet. http://www.gereports.com/in-largest-single-commitment-ge-to-buy-25000-electric-vehicles/
GE’s commitment to EVs is part of our Ecomagination business strategy to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technology through innovation and R&D investment. Further, it serves as an important market validation of new vehicle technologies and the associated charging infrastructure. EV’s are an important step toward energy independence and a way to reduce our dependence on oil. By deploying EVs into the GE fleet we can accelerate the market acceptance of EV’s, and gain insights into potential new business opportunities for charging infrastructure and smart grid technologies…while reducing emissions from our fleet.
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"Electric vehicle technology is real and ready for deployment and we are embracing the transformation with partners like GM and our fleet customers." "By electrifying our own fleet, we will accelerate the adoption curve, drive scale, and move electric vehicles from anticipation to action."
GE Businesses across the USA have piloted and deployed over 300 EV’s in 2011. GE is now moving this project forward from the pilot phase into full scale deployment. GE Healthcare is at the forefront of this effort, with about half of the entire GE fleet worldwide.
Please embrace the new vehicle technology, the Chairman’s initiative, and the positive environmental impact of EV’s.
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CHANGES for 2012 Fleet Program
· GEHC will no longer offer all-wheel drive vehicles beginning this order cycle.