January 27, 2013

Green Thinking

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



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



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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