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72Washington poised to nearly double its hybrid fleet

The Detroit News reports The General Services Administration is set to increase the number of hybrid vehicles in the government's fleet by 10,000. Doing so is estimated to save one million gallons of fuel per year through the lives of the machines. Currently, the GSA fleet boasts around 10,672 hybrids, and last fiscal year saw the agency purchase 919 of the vehicles. The GSA helps support other agencies, and in this case, it will cover the extra cost of opting for hybrid models over a standard i

35Back home, U.S. veterans install EV charging stations with VetCars

America's first line of defense against enemy forces is doing the same against range anxiety.

14Think says GSA electric vehicle contract is "game changing"

Are you ready for Think's so-called "significant announcement?" Ready or not, here it is:

16Report: Obama administration buying 101 Chevy Volts, 10 Nissan Leafs

Later today, the Obama administration is expected to announce that it will purchase 116 plug-in vehicles and will install charging stations in government buildings in five cities.

19Obama administration is "finalizing the procurement of 100 electric vehicles"

The General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees two-thirds of the 600,000-plus vehicles in the U.S. government's fleet, is putting the final touches on its first 100-unit purchase of electric vehicles, according to a U.S. Department of Energy official. Patrick Davis, the DOE's vehicle technologies program director, told a Senate panel that:

25Obama Administration buys a quarter of all hybrids sold by Ford, GM

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

9GSA clarifies that it will buy more hybrids in the future, says costs are worth it

Ford Fusion hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

27GSA adds 5,600 hybrids to government fleet, but high costs might end plans to purchase more

Ford Fusion hybrid – click above for high-res image gallery

19GSA approves Smith Electric Vehicles for U.S. government agency purchases

Smith Electric Vehicles Newton – Click above for high-res image gallery

20U.S. feds spends $300 million on green vehicles, will save $40 million in fuel costs

Every few months, the federal government puts out a little note announcing which and how many green vehicles they we bought recently. Back in June, for example, we learned over 17,000 new and more efficient vehicles, mostly Fords, were added to the national fleet. Most recently, the General Services Administration says it has bought another collection of clean rides, including 35 hybrid-electric buses. All told, the GSA has spent $300 million on 17,246 vehicles from six manufacturers. The most r

14U.S. government buys 17,205 new cars for $287 million, Ford represents

Completing the Obama Administration's plan to replace its fleet of government vehicles with newer, more efficient vehicles, the U.S. General Services Administration is reporting that it has purchased roughly $210 million worth of new vehicles from Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

31Gov't begins fleet turnover, buys more Fords than GM or Chrysler vehicles

Completing the Obama Administration's plan to replace its fleet of government vehicles with newer, more efficient vehicles, the U.S. General Services Administration is reporting a purchase of roughly $210 million worth of new vehicles from Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

26Should the feds buy flocks of Volts for their fleet?

Lyle Dennis, one of the world's biggest Chevrolet Volt fans, has an idea on how to help the new halo car roll off the assembly lines at high numbers and help General Motors out of its current economic programs. The idea was inspired by the effort the US made during the Depression and World War II and would make the US General Services Administation, which is responsible for procuring government vehicles, buy massive quantities of Volts to replace the current government fleet. These Volts would

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