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Northwest Public Radio

Just like consumers who postponed buying new cars during the recent recession, government agencies also put off vehicle replacements. But now procurement officers are getting busy again.

In this buying cycle, every Western state is under a directive to buy alternative fuel vehicles and to reduce fossil fuel use. The legislation or executive order always comes with a caveat: do so, except when it’s not economically or logistically possible.

A western Washington driver is showing what is possible when you push an electric car to its limit. Long distance commuter Steve Marsh just became the first owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf to log 100,000 miles. He says he only needed to call for a tow twice in two and a half years.



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