Massachusetts state government is moving to reduce vehicle fuel consumption in the Commonwealth by replacing traditional fueled vehicles in its fleet with hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles where appropriate and reducing the number of vehicle miles traveled by employees by encouraging carpooling and improving the infrastructure of other modes of public and non-traditional transportation.

The Commonwealth will conduct a pilot project to introduce Plug-in Hybrid technology in the state vehicle fleet. Achieving up to 100 miles per gallon, plug-in hybrid cars advance Massachusetts' clean energy goals of saving energy costs, reducing emissions, and decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. The conversion of state-owned hybrids to a battery-plus-gasoline combination will demonstrate the next generation of money-saving, emissions-reducing automobile technology. And the 100 miles per gallon milestone is achievable as a result of an advanced battery technology developed in Massachusetts.

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This information is provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Leading by Example Program