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USA: Require new federal fleet purchases to be half plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles

“Half of all cars purchased by the federal government will be plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012.”

Big gains for alternative-fuel vehicles, but not for electric plug-ins

Updated: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 | By Louis Jacobson

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised that “half of all cars purchased by the federal government will be plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012.”

There are more of them now, but Obama’s stated goal hasn’t been met.

Here”s a chart showing vehicle acquisitions by fuel type between 2006 and 2010, published by the General Services Administration, the federal office that oversees the federal vehicle fleet. Numbers for 2011 are not yet available.

The chart illustrates that the administration has made strides in diversifying its fleet.
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