With Nunez at the forefront, more state legislators choose hybrids as official vehicles. They're statement cars now, an image consultant says.
SACRAMENTO — If you are what you drive, California lawmakers are a newly
They're swapping gas-sucking sport utility vehicles for gas-sipping hybrids
as their official state cars.
Now that the lease on his Ford Explorer has expired, Assembly Speaker Fabian
Nuñez (D-Los Angeles) is driving a Toyota Prius. At least 38 of his fellow
members also have chosen hybrids; only 10 have requested nonhybrid SUVs as their