MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND COCA COLA ENTERPRISES ROLL OUT THE COMPANY’S FIRST-EVER HYBRID DELIVERY TRUCKS IN THE SOUTH BRONX

29 11 2007

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New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today joined Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) executives to announce that the company is undertaking energy saving measures here in New York, including introducing the first five hybrid-electric delivery trucks, which will operate out of the company’s distribution center in the Bronx. Coca-Cola Enterprises is responsible for the distribution of Coca-Cola products in North America and Europe. The Bronx sales center has 90 trucks servicing 8700 customers in Manhattan and the Bronx, delivering more than 8 million cases of beverages annually. The hybrid-electric trucks use 32% less fuel than standard trucks and use technology to eliminate emissions when they idle or sit in traffic.

“Sustainable business practices will save businesses and government money in the long run. That’s why we’re converting our taxi fleet to hybrids. It’s why major rental companies like Hertz are converting their fleets, and it’s why a world leader in product distribution like Coca-Cola has made this commitment,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Although clearly a major international brand, there are important local implications resulting from this decision. Coca-Cola Enterprises runs trucks though our five boroughs on their distribution routes, and by introducing these hybrid-electric trucks, they are contributing to better air quality in the communities they serve locally – especially their home in the South Bronx.” NyC.gov

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