Innovation center for alternative fuel vehicles unveiled05 Jun 2012
The center reinforces GE's commitment to the deployment of more efficient vehicles in its fleet and in customer fleets, stated the company. Showcasing the latest in a growing array of alternative fuel vehicles in electric, natural gas, propane, hydrogen and other formats, the center gives GE's commercial customers the opportunity to learn about and test drive numerous alternative fuel cars and trucks in a single location with assistance from GE's fleet, transportation, energy and advanced technology experts.
Located on the campus of GE's fleet management business headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., the center features a private half-mile driving course and a vehicle center that includes alternative fuel vehicles from 20 automotive manufacturers. With 6,000 square feet of classrooms and showrooms, the center also allows visitors access to a variety of products and solutions from GE's ecomagination portfolio, including solutions for the smart grid, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, compressed natural gas (CNG) in a box, fuel savings mobile applications, and other advanced energy and infrastructure technologies.
GE Capital Fleet Services will run the center in collaboration with other GE businesses and GE energy and transportation experts around the world.
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