GE Employees Get Chevy Volt Electric Cars, All-Gas Use OKed Sometimes Page 2

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Americas Team,

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.

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.

General Electric GE WattStation charging

General Electric GE WattStation charging

"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."

                                               ……..Jeff Immelt

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.

2012 Chevrolet Volt

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CHANGES for 2012 Fleet Program

  • All sedans ordered in 2012 for GEHC will be the Chevrolet Volt. 
  • All crossover and minivan vehicles will be migrated to an EV sedan when the current vehicle is up for replacement.  The current EV sedan is the Chevrolet Volt.  Field Engineers are an exception, and will be able to order larger vehicles based on job requirements.  FE EV’s are expected in future years.
  • Drivers ordering Volts will be set up for a home site assessment/estimate for 240V electric charger installation.  If a dedicated 110V home outlet is available, the vehicle can be charged on 110V until the installation of a 240V charger is completed.  There may be instances where home 240V charger will not/cannot be installed, therefore charging on 110V home outlet, public charging stations or all gas use will be justified.
  • Monthly home electric reimbursement will be via T&L.  Rates are determined using state DOE average KW rates and will be updated periodically.
  • Public charging expenses to be expensed via T&L using AMEX card.
  • To encourage EV deployment, if an employee is eligible for a fleet vehicle, a fleet vehicle will be made available.  If a new driver opts out of the fleet program and elects to drive a personal vehicle, there will be no reimbursement.  For current employees who qualify for a fleet vehicle, but have chosen to drive a personal vehicle, reimbursement by GEHC will stop as of 1/1/2013.

·         GEHC will no longer offer all-wheel drive vehicles beginning this order cycle.


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