San Francisco Mayor plugs in 3 PHEVs, makes a "soft" order for 250 more

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made sure everyone knew the three converted plug-in hybrids that are now a part of the municipal fleet were PHEVs by plugging them in at a ceremony on Thursday. San Francisco's new PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) were converted by Pat's Garage with funding from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and will be used by many parts of the city government including the Public Library and the Mayor's office. The city and county of San Francisco also put in a "soft" order to the big automakers committing to buy 200 plug-in hybrid cars and 50 plug-in hybrid trucks whenever the car makers decide to make 'em.

This is the latest in a long string of green car events in San Francisco. In the past, Mayor Newsom switched the city's entire fleet of cars from diesel to biodiesel and even turned waste grease into biodiesel to power the city's fleet of vehicles. Now, the Mayor has "the most plugged-in municipal fleets in the country." This is a mayor who really loves green cars.

[Source: ABC 7 News]

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