Clean Cities: Atlanta, GA
Our success story this week profiles a big name in beverage and its ever-growing hybrid electric fleet. In fact, this hybrid van just arrived at Coca-Cola’s north metro Atlanta distribution center. With the largest heavy duty hybrid fleet in North America, Coca-Cola now operates over 1,000 alt-fuel and advanced technology vehicles, including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, all-electric and fuel cell vehicles. While only 5% of their total fleet, Coca-Cola finds they are already having a big impact on reducing carbon emissions and noise pollution.
STEFAN FREEMAN: “…when you go around and you look at Coca-Cola as a whole, what you’ll constantly see is a great commitment to the environment and not only in the alternative fuel space but also in other efforts that we have around sustainability as a whole.”
JOHN DAVIS: A national clean fleets partner with the department of energy, Coca-Cola plans 50 more hybrid electric customer care vans for Atlanta alone. A move that will build on the global company’s accomplishments in the alt-fuel and advanced technology arena.