An Atlanta-based courier service changed their name to Green Express in conjunction with a switch in their fleet from conventional to hybrid vehicles. As a delivery service their business is particularly sensitive to rising gas prices. Their fleet runs about 2,500 miles per day and gas prices approaching $4 a gallon will definitely increase their operating expenses.
They began running some hybrid vehicles at the beginning of the year and so far they are using forty-six percent less gas than the conventional cars in the fleet and averaging 47 mpg. When the cars are running in traffic they frequently operate in EV mode meaning they aren't contributing to the already severe pollution in the Atlanta area. By promoting their new hybrid vehicles the company has been able to pick up thirty-five new customers since the beginning of 2007.

[Source: The Auto Channel]

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