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GSA Purchased One-Fourth of US Hybrid Vehicles

November 29, 2010

 

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford and General Motors hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, a drastic increase in federal fleet hybrid purchases, according to Bloomberg.

The U.S. General Services Administration bought at least 14,584 hybrid vehicles in the past two fiscal years, or about 10 percent of total vehicles the agency purchased in that period, according to sales data obtained by Bloomberg under a Freedom of Information Act request. In fiscal 2008, hybrids accounted for less than 1 percent of government purchases, the data showed.

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Bloomberg also reported that Ford and Smith Electric Vehicles delivery vans are vying to become the first all- electric models in the GSA fleet for purchase in fiscal year 2011. Six other companies expressed interest.

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