LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) unveiled the nation's first commercial fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled Cadillac Escalades during the National Clean Energy Summit at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino today. Uniquely converted by World CNG, a nationally recognized leader in alternative fuel technology, the six EPA-certified luxury vehicles will service ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio Resort & Casino.
"We are excited to introduce the nation's first commercial fleet of CNG Cadillac Escalades, which is further demonstration of our company's commitment to drive innovation in environmental stewardship, while maintaining the highest standards in guest service," said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International. "Environmental responsibility is a core component of our culture and we continuously seek new opportunities to make sustainable services available to our guests."
MGM Resorts International's fleet of CNG vehicles is one of many carbon reduction projects underway by the company as a part of the MGM Resorts Green Advantage platform. CNG is one of the cleanest burning alternative fuels available and is generally less expensive than either gasoline or diesel. U.S. Department of Energy research shows that compared to vehicles fueled with conventional diesel and gasoline, natural gas vehicles produce significantly lower amounts of harmful emissions as well as approximately 25 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
"MGM Resorts International has established itself as a leader in environmental stewardship," said Garret Alpers, Chief Executive Officer of World CNG. "Fleet owners and operators have the unique opportunity to significantly reduce their fuel expenditure while reducing harmful emissions. We're honored to have provided these unique CNG conversions."
The new Cadillac Escalades will join a family of other CNG vehicles in MGM Resorts' transportation portfolio, including the company's 26 CNG stretch-limo fleet, another U.S. first.
For more information about MGM Resorts International's commitment to environmental sustainability, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/csr.
About World CNG
World CNG is a nationally recognized alternative fuel vehicle company dedicated to the development, and installation of innovative alternative fuel technology. World CNG specializes in the conversion of passenger, bus and cargo vehicles to use compressed natural gas (CNG). The company is committed to bringing the best alternative fuel vehicle experience to progressive fleet owners and operators, with their innovative quality, safety, and technology. World CNG's client roster includes: Bell Transportation, GO Airport Shuttle, MGM Resorts International, SCR Medical Transportation, and Zappos.com. For more information on World CNG, call 866-306-0804 or visit the company's website at www.worldcng.com
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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