We wrote about Fairfax County's converted Prius before. I got a look at their converted Prius at an electric car event in Washington. The county converted a Prius to PHEV status in November of last year with a kit from Hymotion. Fairfax plans to replace this older battery with the new batteries Hymotion is offering that have more power. Along with converting this Prius, if an E85 option exists for a car they plan to buy, Fairfax county purchasers get the E85 version for the county fleet. They don't use E85 right now but when they do, they will have hundreds of flex fuel cars in the fleet ready for it. Local, state and national government are very large purchasers of vehicles and can help the sales of alternative fueled vehicles. We need more counties like Fairfax, Virginia.


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