Providence Approves Purchase of Its First Hybrid Cars

The Water Supply Board plans to buy two Honda Civic hybrids -- at a cost of about $20,000 each

Published: 26-Jan-2005

PROVIDENCE -- Officials are making plans to purchase the city's first hybrid vehicles, to be used by the Providence Water Supply Board.

The request to authorize the purchase of the cars was approved by the city Board of Contract and Supply on Jan. 11.

The purchase is yet another example of efforts by city officials and Mayor David N. Cicilline to make City Hall operate more effectively and efficiently, according to a statement from the mayor's office. Last year, the City Council passed an ordinance requiring city departments to consider fuel-efficiency when buying new cars.

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