Energy Department expands ‘clean fleets’ program

With the new arrivals, 18 companies including FedEx, Coca-Cola, AT&T, General Electric, Frito-Lay and others are part of the program launched last year.

“These national partners are increasing their competitiveness and helping to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement.

The companies, according to the department, are building on their existing efforts to transform their commercial fleets. For instance, Best Buy in recent years has increased its use of efficient vehicles driven by its “Geek Squad” tech-assistance teams.

“Best Buy is testing both electric and propane vehicles and has piloted telematics technology to help further reduce fuel use,” according to the Energy Department.