"General Motors is pleased to see leaders in the energy industry such as CONSOL Energy support and implement vehicle electrification," commented Jeff Tomlin, Fleet Account Executive, GM Fleet & Commercial. "Large fleets, such as CONSOL Energy's, tend to be early adopters of newer technology and provide an opportunity to test our vehicles' applicability and durability in their field use and gather valuable feedback. CONSOL Energy's installation of a Level 2 charging station and the piloting of a Volt as part of their fleet is a demonstration of their strong commitment to their sustainability efforts and a shared vision of the future of transportation."
In 2012, CONSOL Energy converted two Ford F-150 trucks to enable them to operate using compressed natural gas (CNG). Both are capable of being operated on either gasoline or CNG. In addition to the conversion of the two trucks, CONSOL Energy also modified its BR-2 Compressor station on the Buchanon County- Tazewell, Va., line to enable the trucks to be fueled with CNG at that compressor station.
The Chevy Volt and Ford trucks are distinctively marked. All three vehicles are black, sporting blue flames, which have become synonymous with natural gas. Winberg said the Chevrolet Volt will serve as the flagship electric vehicle in CONSOL's corporate fleet.
About CONSOL EnergyCONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.2 billion tons. The company's premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL Energy has transformed itself from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale and is transitioning its active exploration program into development mode in the Utica Shale. CONSOL Energy has proved natural gas reserves of 4.0 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company's top core value and CONSOL Energy boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines. In 2011, the company recorded its best safety record since it was founded in 1860. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its Web site: www.consolenergy.com. SOURCE CONSOL Energy Inc.