Industry News | January 16, 2009

Coke to Deploy New Fleet of Hybrid Delivery Trucks

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Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg joined Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE - News) Chairman and CEO John F. Brock to announce the deployment of the largest hybrid electric delivery trucks in North America. As part of its overall commitment to energy conservation and climate change, CCE plans to deploy 185 hybrid electric trucks across the United States and Canada in 2009, bringing their total number of hybrid electric delivery trucks to 327, the largest such fleet in North America.

“Their investment in hybrid electric vehicles distinguishes the company amongst its peers and ensures that it remains at the forefront as a true leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability,” says Gov. Perdue.

The new hybrid trucks use about 30 percent less fuel and produces about 30 percent fewer emissions than standard trucks.

CCE has established five corporate responsibility and sustainability strategic focus areas, three of which –- energy conservation/climate change, water stewardship, and sustainable packaging/recycling -– are related to the environment. In addition to the hybrid electric delivery trucks on the road in Atlanta and across North America, CCE facilities are focusing on becoming more sustainable with the activation of its subsidiary, Coca-Cola Recycling, which is focused on developing recycling solutions for its business and communities, and the installation of water-saving technology and energy-efficient lighting in its facilities.