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
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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.
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:
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
Ford Fusion hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
Ford Fusion hybrid – click above for high-res image gallery
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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
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.
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.
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