The mayor of New Britain, Connecticut, returned a
Ford Crown Victoria
on loan from the police department and started
hybrid. The city bought two of the $21,235
last month using about $7,000 in federal funds for each car. The city's public works department is using the other hybrid and the city is trying to get funding for more hybrids. In the near future, various city departments might share the hybrids, although the mayor will continue driving one for now. The Connecticut Department of Transportation distributes federal funds to local governments through the Congestion Mitigation and
Quality Program. City officials said they decided on hybrids because
filling stations are not available in the area.
[Source: Hartford Courant via Alt-Fuels.org]