April 12, 2014

GE Showcases Innovation in Alternative Fuel Vehicles (Text Version)


This is a text version of the MotorWeek video segment GE Showcases Innovation in Alternative Fuel Vehicles, which aired April 12, 2014.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to GE Capital in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. In 2012, GE built this 6,000-square-foot Vehicle Innovation Center as a showcase for the advancement of alternative fuel vehicles for commercial use. Fleet managers can sample a wide variety of alt-fuel models, from this plug-in Toyota Prius hybrid to this compressed natural gas bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado, with a half-mile road course allowing direct comparisons.

BRAD SMITH: GE leads the way in so many different manners, and this is just another example of them leading the way in something that's socially responsible.

JOHN DAVIS: As part of GE's alt-fuel focus, a solar carport with EV charging is available for employees, as GE has close to 5,000 EVs in its U.S. fleet alone. A charter member of the Department of Energy's National Clean Fleets Partnership, General Electric is continuing its 135-year commitment to education, innovation, and imagination at work.