MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), an official partner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, has installed innovative electric car charging stations at company offices for employees to power up their plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) during the workday.
“GE is proud to collaborate with companies, such as MetLife, that are at the forefront of sustainability initiatives,” said Seth Cutler, Lead Product Manager, EV Infrastructure for GE’s Industrial Solutions Business. “This cutting-edge technology provides employees a great alternative to their traditional mode of transportation.”MetLife embraces environmentally responsible business practices through energy management policies, investments in renewable energy projects and by integrating environmental sustainability platforms throughout its global enterprise. It also has encouraged its employees to participate in these initiatives with an increasing number of MetLife employees taking advantage of the charging stations for their electric cars. “I never considered buying an electric car until MetLife offered this unique program,” said Sean Asure, MetLife associate. “There are a lot of misconceptions with an electric car, but once I purchased the vehicle and started charging it at work, I immediately realized the benefits of a more cost effective commute.” MetLife installed a total of 32 charging stations in the following 14 sites: Aurora, IL; Bloomfield, CT; Bridgewater, NJ; Dayton, OH; Freeport, IL; Johnstown, PA; Morristown, NJ; Oriskany, NY; Scranton, PA; St. Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Troy, NY; Tulsa, OK; Warwick, RI. About MetLife MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com. * http://www.electricdrive.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/20952/pid/20952 ** by number of locations