GE Capital Fleet Services and VNG.co to Support Expansion of Compressed
Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Infrastructure
Opens fleet access to a growing network of CNG filling stations in key markets
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- August 22, 2014
GE Capital Fleet Services today announced an agreement with VNG.co, a national
CNG fueling facility provider, to support the expansion of the CNG refueling
infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles.
With interest rising in CNG as a lower-cost, low-emissions fuel for light-duty
fleets, GE Capital Fleet Services’ agreement with VNG is aimed at connecting
and incenting fleet owners to use CNG-fueled vehicles.
Through the agreement with VNG, GE Capital Fleet Services’ customers will be
able to take advantage of the increasing accessibility of CNG fueling
stations, minimize overall fuel costs and meet financial and environmental
objectives through the use of a lower cost, more stably priced,
environmentally friendly and domestically sourced fuel.
VNG offers the benefits of fast-fill CNG fueling within existing retail
gasoline stations, eliminating the need for fleets to own and maintain their
own refueling stations. GE Capital Fleet Services works with its customers to
identify opportunities to utilize natural gas vehicles (NGVs) within their
fleets, and will work with VNG to pinpoint where additional fueling
infrastructure is needed. VNG uses the GE CNG In A Box system for faster,
easier deployment of its CNG fueling stations.
“We know from our customers that many commercial fleets want to adopt CNG
vehicles. The barrier is the cost and availability of CNG fueling stations.
Our alliance with VNG is a step toward breaking down this barrier,” said
Kristi Webb, CEO of GE Capital Fleet Services.
“We’re working with VNG to make the connection between providers driving
growth of the CNG refueling infrastructure – in the right markets and
locations – and owners who want to grow their CNG fleets. This is one of
several initiatives and alliances that GE has undertaken to advance the
infrastructure for CNG as well as other alternative fuels,” Webb said.
“We are extremely pleased to work with GE Capital Fleet Services to make NGVs
a smart, cost-effective and simple choice for fleet owners,” said Robert
Friedman, Chief Operating Officer, VNG. “Our collaboration with GE Capital
Fleet Services supports our mission of increasing the availability of
convenient fast-fill CNG fueling to provide a high quality experience
comparable to liquid fuels for all drivers of light-duty NGVs.”
VNG offers a nationwide CNG fueling solution to support and accelerate the
widespread use of light-duty NGVs by national and regional fleets, and
eventually the mass-market consumer segment. VNG takes responsibility for the
installation, maintenance, monitoring and operation of its company-owned
equipment, providing fleets with cost-effective, turnkey CNG fueling services
located within existing retail gasoline stations. VNG is the nation’s CNG
For more information, please visit the company's website at www.vng.co or call
About GE Capital Fleet Services
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management company. With strategic consulting, deep analytical insights and
experience in every industry, we’re uniquely positioned to help you
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2013, our fleet customers realized $209 million in savings through
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