EDEN PRAIRIE, MN–May 30, 2012: GE Capital Fleet Services announcedtoday the opening of its Vehicle Innovation Center, a world-classfacility that provides businesses, industry groups and researcherswith a first-hand experience with alternative fuel vehicles andenabling GE technologies. “Through our Vehicle Innovation Center, we are committed tosharing alternative fuel vehicle technologies and solutions withour customers and helping them put more of these vehicles on theroad.” The first-of-its-kind center reinforces GE’s commitment to thedeployment of more efficient vehicles in its fleet and in customerfleets. Showcasing the latest in a growing array of alternativefuel vehicles in electric, natural gas, propane, hydrogen and otherformats, the center gives GE’s commercial customers the opportunityto learn about and test drive numerous alternative fuel cars andtrucks in a single location with assistance from GE’s fleet,transportation, energy and advanced technology experts. “At GE, we are at work, providing solutions to the world’s toughestchallenges,” said Clarence Nunn, president and CEO of GE CapitalFleet Services.
“Through our Vehicle Innovation Center, we arecommitted to sharing alternative fuel vehicle technologies andsolutions with our customers and helping them put more of thesevehicles on the road.” Located on the campus of GE’s fleet management businessheadquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., the center features a privatehalf-mile driving course and a vehicle center that includesalternative fuel vehicles from 20 automotive manufacturers. With6,000 square feet of classrooms and showrooms, the center alsoallows visitors access to a variety of products and solutions fromGE’s ecomagination portfolio, including solutions for the smartgrid, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, Compressed NaturalGas (CNG) in a Box, fuel savings mobile applications, and otheradvanced energy and infrastructure technologies. “We believe that businesses, through their company fleets, can leadthe way in putting drivers across the country and around the worldinto cleaner, more productive vehicles,” said Deb Frodl, chiefstrategy officer for GE Capital Fleet Services and globalalternative fuel leader for GE. “The best way to accelerateadoption of alternative fuel cars and trucks is to experience them.Once they get behind the wheel, they can see that these vehiclesare real and ready for action.” The center supports GE’s broader ecomagination business strategy –to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energytechnology though innovation and R&D investment. GE Capital FleetServices will run the center in collaboration with other GEbusinesses and GE energy and transportation experts around theworld.
“The city of Eden Prairie is delighted and proud to be the home ofGE’s Vehicle Innovation Center, ” said Nancy Tyra-Lukens, mayor ofEden Prairie. “This is truly a world-class facility and we arepleased to have GE working on the future of sustainabletransportation right here in our own community.” About GE GE works on things that matter. The best people and the besttechnologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutionsin energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Welding Positioners
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