Google’s hybrid and electric vehicles are helping to accelerate the commercial adoption of electric vehicles. The company’s so called “Gfleet,” is composed of 3 types of cars, the Toyota Prius, the Nissan Leaf and the most recent acquisition, the Chevrolet Volt.
Google’s 2007 RechargeIT campaign has cut CO2 levels and oil use by standardizing electric plug-in vehicles across the company.
In total, Googles green vehicle initiative provides an annual net carbon savings of 5,400 tonnes, or the equivalent of 14 million vehicle miles per year. To further support electric vehicles, the company provides green charging stations for employees.
Google is also behind other green initiatives including cooling their data facility with seawater, and engaging green architects to design their new offices.
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