City Rethinks Hybrid Car Purchase

Florida community considering alternatives to purchase of Honda Accord Hybrid because of long break even point.

Published: 05-Jan-2006

BROOKSVILLE -- Hernando County's plan to buy its first hybrid car wheezed its way to a standstill Tuesday.

Department of Public Works Director Charles Mixson met with county purchasing officials yesterday and decided to hold off buying the county's first hybrid car.

"We're looking at other alternatives," Mixson said. "For now, we're postponing bringing this to the board of county commissioners while we do some more evaluations. We need to find something with better gas mileage."


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