As part of its effort to make the federal fleet greener and put a million hybrid and electric vehicles on the road by 2015, the Obama administration took a relatively small step Tuesday by purchasing 101 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids, as well as 15 battery-powered E.V.’s.
The White House also announced that it expected federal agencies to use “midsize or smaller sedans” in lieu of the beefy black S.U.V.’s commonly associated with federal executive fleets.
According to the General Services Administration, which manages the federal vehicle fleet, the purely electric Nissan Leaf and Think City also are now approved for federal purchase, with other models to follow. Ten of the new cars will be Leafs, joined by five Thinks. Michael Robertson, chief of staff at the G.S.A., said the cars would be delivered to fleets by early next year.
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