Vermont Adds More Fuel-Efficient Vehicels to Fleet, Including Honda Civic Hybrids

Officials say the switch will reduce the environmental impact through the use of more fuel-efficient and hybrid-fuel vehicles, save taxpayers money through bulk purchases, and provide workers with safe, properly maintained vehicles.

Published: 13-Jan-2005

MONTPELIER, Vt. The Douglas administration is consolidating management of the state's fleet of cars.

The plan will increase the number of state-owned cars and add more hybrid vehicles.

This year the state spent one-point-five (m) million dollars to buy 25 electric-gasoline Honda Civics, 50 Ford Focus sedans and 25 Ford Focus station wagons. Most of the new cars have been delivered to lots in Montpelier, Middlesex and Waterbury in recent weeks.

Officials say the switch will reduce the environmental impact through the use of more fuel-efficient and hybrid-fuel vehicles, save taxpayers money through bulk purchases, and provide workers with safe, properly maintained vehicles.

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