GE opens new Vehicle Innovation Center
Jun 6, 2012 9:29 AM
GE Capital Fleet Services announced the opening of its Vehicle Innovation Center, a facility that provides businesses, industry groups, and researchers a first-hand experience with alternative fuel vehicles and enabling GE technologies.
The center reinforces GEís commitment to the deployment of more efficient vehicles in its fleet and in customer fleets. Showcasing the latest in aalternative fuel vehicles in electric, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and other formats, the center gives GEís commercial customers the opportunity to learn about and test-drive alternative fuel vehicles in a single location with assistance from GEís fleet, transportation, energy, and advanced technology experts.
Located on the campus of GEís fleet management business headquarters in Eden Prairie MN, the center has 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 systems from GEís ecomagination portfolio. These include systems 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.
The center supports GEís broader ecomagination business strategy: to accelerate development and deployment of clean energy technology though innovation and R&D investment. 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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