Fuel Prices Driving Cities and Counties to Hybrids

Facing exploding fuel budgets, cities and counties are buying more fuel-efficient hybrid-electric cars and switching to cleaner-burning alternatives such as bio-diesel, a fuel blend derived from animal and vegetable fats.

Published: 10-Jan-2006

As gas prices hover above $2 a gallon, local governments across Central Florida and the state are rethinking their love affair with gas guzzlers.

Facing exploding fuel budgets, cities and counties are buying more fuel-efficient hybrid-electric cars and switching to cleaner-burning alternatives such as bio-diesel, a fuel blend derived from animal and vegetable fats.

It's a new priority for governments that, until now, haven't had the incentive to get smarter about fuel costs.

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