January 27, 2013

Green Thinking

Most White House alt-tech vehicles from Asia; Nissan lowers Leaf price

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(Hyundai)


Foreign hybrids
President Barack Obama's administration, which set a goal of buying only alternative-technology vehicles for its fleet by 2015, bought mostly Asian brands. About 54 percent of the 1,801 alternative-fuel vehicles bought by U.S. government agencies last year were built by Hyundai (Sonata hybrid shown), Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda, according to data obtained under a Freedom of Information request.
The Associated Press




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(Nissan)

Cheaper Leaf
Nissan is lowering the price of its Leaf electric car to try to boost sales. The 2013 Leaf (shown) will start at $28,800, which is $6,000 lower than the previous model, company executives say. When combined with the federal electric-vehicle tax credit of $7,500 and other state and local tax incentives, the price could fall to as low as $18,800 in some areas.
The Associated Press

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