MGM Resorts International Unveils Nation's First Cadillac Escalade Commercial Fleet Powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Introduced during the 2013 National Clean Energy Summit, the luxury vehicle fleet further establishes the company's leadership in environmental responsibility
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 13, 2013 – 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 (NYSE:MGM)
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations.
For more information about the company please visit www.mgmresorts.com