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USU adds hybrids to university fleet

USU adds hybrids to university fleet



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The true, blue Aggies of Utah State University are going green.

The Logan, Utah, school has added eight new hybrid sedans to it's fleet of 675 vehicle motor pool. The new cars cost $176,000 and bring the total number of school-owned hybrids to 10.

USU fleet and resource recovery division manager Kevin Phillips says the greener option will save the university money over time. Hybrids emit less carbon monoxide and cruise with increased gas mileage.

Phillips says downsizing vehicles is part of USU's plan to meet mandate directing state agencies to increase efficiency and cut energy use 20 percent by 2014.

A carbon-footprint study of the campus found transportation accounted for almost 47 percent of USU's output.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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