Thursday, June 3, 2010

Verizon Expands its Fleet of Hybrid Vehicles

As part of the greening of its fleet, Verizon has purchased 576 Chevrolet Silverado Two-Mode Hybrid full-size pickups. The two-mode Silverado blends an internal combustion engine with battery-powered electric motors to offer an EPA estimated 21 MPG city and 22 MPG highway fuel economy.

"A major part of our sustainability strategy is to make smart use of lower-carbon alternatives to power our fleet and the operation of our high-IQ broadband networks," said James Gowen, chief sustainability officer for Verizon. "By adding 1,600 alternative energy vehicles to our fleet this year we're conserving fuel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality in communities across the country."

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