TULSA, OK -- Six 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid cars were delivered to several AT&T locations in Tulsa this week.
In a news release from AT&T, the delivery is part of a 10-year initiative to spend about $565 million to replace more than 15,000 of the phone company's nationwide fleet vehicles with alternative fuel models through 2018.
The new vehicles will be used by Tulsa employees.
Eight other hybrid cars were also delivered to other Oklahoma AT&T locations this week according to Mike Cooper, AT&T area manager of External Affairs.
"Since last year, AT&T has been replacing its older-model vehicles with new hybrid cars and service vans powered by compressed natural gas (CNG)," Cooper said. "We're excited about the opportunities this initiative provides to reduce our carbon emissions and lower our company's overall fuel costs."
Last year, AT&T Oklahoma announced the delivery of 30 CNG-powered vans to its fleet in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
AT&T anticipates purchasing approximately 8,000 CNG vehicles nationwide over a five-year span, at an anticipated cost of $350 million.