Sonoma County to Debut Solar-Charged, Plug-in Hybrid Car

Sonoma County Water Agency now has six hybrids plus the plug-in vehicle in the agency's fleet. Solar power is used to charge the hybrid.

Published: 03-Jun-2007

The Sonoma County Water Agency will unveil the newest member of its vehicle fleet Monday at a Climate Protection Conference - a plug-in hybrid named "Sparky.'

The plug-in hybrid is the first to be added to a government agency vehicle fleet in Northern California, the water agency said.

"The plug-in hybrid reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can drive 100 miles per gallon and is just one part of our Sustainability Initiative," said Cordel Stillman, the agency's capital projects manager. Stillman said the hybrid will help the water agency "reduce its carbon footprint.'

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