Another Fuel-Efficient Compact Diesel on the Global Market: Suzuki New Swift @ 51 MPG US
Toxic Metals Decreasing, PAHs Increasing in Puget Sound Sediment

Virginia County Adds Hybrid Escapes to Fleet

Daily Progress. Albemarle County, Virginia, has added its first hybrids to the county fleet: two Ford Escape hybrids. The county also plans to add two Toyota Priuses to its nine-car fleet within six months.

The hybrid SUVs will be used for county business, mostly for those who need four-wheel drive to visit construction sites or navigate dangerous weather.

Rising gas prices and an opportunity to be an environmental model to the community were the main forces behind the county’s decision to purchase the fuel-efficient vehicles.

“It’s more than just a financial move,” [Michael] Stumbaugh [the county’s general services director] said. “Being able to reduce emissions is a huge deal that you can’t quantify. It allows us to be environmental stewards and good models to the community.”


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)