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State Looking for More Efficient Vehicles

State Looking for More Efficient Vehicles

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah is looking at hybrid vehicles in order to find something that runs efficiently and doesn't pollute.

Hybrids combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor to increase fuel efficiency.

Of the state's 7,500 vehicles, only 10 are hybrids. The state hopes to begin adding more hybrids to the fleet next year.

Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert plans to have one of them. His Chevy Suburban is up for being replaced and Herbert says he will get a hybrid. Herbert put 42,000 miles on his state vehicle last year and his annual gas bill tops $5,000.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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