Obama: All New Federal Vehicles to be Alt Energy Starting in 2015

U.S. federal government operates 600,000 vehicle fleet, replacing 60,000-70,000 annually.

Published: 31-Mar-2011

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that starting in 2015, all new cars and trucks bought by the federal government will be hybrids, electric vehicles and other alternative-fuel vehicles.

The government operates more than 600,000 fleet vehicles.

Obama, in a far-ranging speech about U.S. energy policy at Georgetown University, said the administration also plans to form partnerships with private companies "that want to upgrade their large fleets" with alternative-fuel vehicles.

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