GE Ditches Plans For 25,000 EVS And Hybrids By 2015

While General Electric has a vested interest in see electric and plug-in hybrid cars storm the car market, GE has apparently had a change of heart. The electronics and aviation giant announced that it was no longer seeking to replace much of its fleet with 25,000 hybrid and electric vehicles. Instead, GE will pursue other alt-fuel options, including CNG and propane.

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GE Slowly But Surely Buying Hybrid Vehicles As Promised

Few companies have so vehemently and vocally supported hybrid and electric vehicles like General Electric. While it is obviously in the interest of GE, which produces charging stations and electrical components for electrified vehicles, GE made waves by pledging to replace half of its vehicle fleet with plug-in vehicles. Two years later, and that pledge is holding up, albeit at a slow, methodical pace.

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Using GE WattStations Could Damage Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf is the most popular EV on roads today, but what good is an electric car without somewhere to plug it in? Hence why many companies are trying to get in on the newfound field of public charging stations. Leading the “charge” (heheh) is General Electric, whose Wattstations are popping up everywhere. But Nissan recently told Leaf owners not to use the WattStations due to a charging issue that could leave Leaf EV’s seriously damaged.

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