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1200 CNG-Powered Chevy Express Vans to Join AT&T Fleet

Erick Ayapana
Jan 30, 2012
The next time an AT&T driver pays you a service visit, likely between the "convenient" hours of 6 a.m. and 9:45 p.m., he or she may be arriving in one of the telecom giant's 1200 new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Chevrolet Express vans.
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The recently-ordered vans will be used at the company's service stations throughout the nation. Currently, AT&T has 5000 alternative-fuel vehicles and is looking to increase that number to 15,000 by 2018, investing approximately $565 million to reach its goal. AT&T's is the single largest order of CNG vehicles General Motors has ever received.
"CNG technology is important to AT&T because it helps us reduce our fleet-based carbon emissions," said Jerome Webber, AT&T vice president of Fleet Operations. "It is also cost-effective and readily available in our country right now."
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The Chevy Express CNG and its GMC Savana twin are available in 2500 or 3500 flavors and are powered by a 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. In 2500 models, it is rated at 279 hp. In 3500 models, it puts out 320 hp. Both can be had with a 3- or 4-tank fuel system. The former provides a total range of about 200 miles, the latter a range of about 300. To date, GM has produced a total of over 16,000 CNG vehicles.
Source: GM

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Fair Market Price $27,602
MSRP $29,555
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Mileage 10 City / 15 Highway
Engine 4.8L V8
Horse Power 285 hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque 295 ft lb of torque @ 4,600 rpm
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