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Minnesota is Home to Alternative Fuel Vehicle Test Track

Posted at: 05/22/2013 6:50 PM
Updated at: 05/23/2013 2:29 PM
By: Nick Winkler

The Center, a product of General Electric in Eden Prairie, is home to the largest selection of alternative fuel vehicles under one roof in the world.

Not only can corporate fleet vehicle managers expose themselves to the newest offerings but they can also test and compare them.

A half mile test track allows visitors to weigh how effective specific models might be during test drives. Last year, GE says approximately 1,000 people visited the Vehicle Innovation Center.

GE manages corporate fleet vehicles for customers.

While GE makes electric vehicle charging stations and CNG fueling equipment, the company is not publicly making a bet on which alternative might ultimately be widely adopted as a next generation fuel.

Instead, GE says it is focused on helping prospects and customers select vehicles that best fit their needs.