The Feds Will Double Their Hybrid Fleet
April 25th, 2013 9:41 AM Share
The Feds will get an additional 10,000 hybrids over the 10,672 they already have, lifting the federal hybrid market share from 5.3 percent to over 10 percent, the Detroit News says.
According to the paper, the GSA will fund the incremental cost to replace eligible vehicles with new hybrid sedans.
Allegedly, the move will save 1 million gallons of fuel per year for the life of these vehicles.
It was not released what badges the division-strength hybrids will carry. Seeking Alpha presumes that “General Motors and Ford will receive some home field advantage.”
Published April 25th, 2013 9:41 AM
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I for one think this is a good thing. Not every meter maid and code enforcement officer needs a V8 powered land boat.
If these dorkwagons save money, which on any duty cycle other than parked 23.2 hours a day they do, it should be a crime to use public money to buy anything else. I'm unaware of a government position with duties that include driving a fast car that looks cool. Do that on your own dime. Now if only this could be applied to police, too.
seems like a handout to Ford. Ford makes more hybrids than the other 2 domestic factories. And political realities means that the government is unlikely to buy a Toyota Camry Hybrid, even if it is made in the USA.
And yet the CIA will still cruise around in loaded Escalade ESVs.