Google Offers Employees 30 More Electric Cars To Share [VIDEO]
Google has shored up its environmental bonafides by adding more than 30 electric vehicles to Gfleet, its employee car-sharing program. And it’s providing free charging for Googlers with electric cars.
Google is adding Nissan Leafs and Chevy Volts to its existing fleet, which are used for running errands and other activities. As the company explained in its Official Blog on Thursday, there were no electric vehicles on the market when Google launched its RechargeIt sustainability initiative in 2007. So, Google bought Toyota Priuses and Ford Escapes and had them retrofitted with A123 Hymotion batteries
The company now offers more than 200 chargers for electric vehicles at its Mountain View, California, Googleplex campus and plans to add 250 more soon. Google’s goal is to electrify 5% of its parking spaces. The company has about 23,000 employees, and most of them are stationed at the Googleplex.
Google calculates that it’s taking 2,000 cars off the road every day because of the charging program, Gfleet and its employee shuttle.