TWC Makes Fleet Greener

Aug. 8, 2014
Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is joining a partnership administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to reduce petroleum use and increase efficiencies within its fleet of more than 20,000 service trucks and vehicles...
Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) is joining a partnership administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to reduce petroleum use and increase efficiencies within its fleet of more than 20,000 service trucks and vehicles. TWC’s participation in the DOE’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleet Partnership is part of the company’s “Go Green” initiative and overall commitment to corporate responsibility. TWC is on track to meet or exceed a 15 percent reduction in 2012 total carbon intensity by the end of 2014.

The Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleets Partnership establishes strategic alliances with large private fleets to help them explore and adopt alternative fuels and fuel economy measures to reduce petroleum use. TWC will be provided with technical services, data and assistance to develop a petroleum reduction plan, and be given access to tools and resources to navigate alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. TWC will also have access to information exchange among other Fortune 500 companies that are Clean Fleet Partners.

TWC, in recent years, has taken action to utilize more fuel efficient vehicles. TWC is replacing service vehicles with Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect vehicles that are capable of achieving a 40 percent fuel performance improvement over replaced fleet. The Ford Fusion Hybrid has been made the standard TWC passenger car, which brings a 33 percent increase in fuel efficiency. The company has also doubled the number of Electric Power Take Off devices within its fleet of bucket trucks, which reduces idle time as it allows the vehicle to be shut down when the bucket is in use.