Fleet Survey Issued for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
The U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance and the Center of a New American Dream released a survey on November 28 to 500 large city and county fleet divisions. The purpose of the survey is to determine public agency interest in gas-assisted hybrid electric fleet vehicles, including sedans, pickup trucks, SUVs and vans.
Depending upon the results of the survey, King County, Washington may issue a national solicitation to purchase these vehicles on behalf of all local governments in the United States. The resulting contract will allow any municipality to purchase the vehicles off a national contract, which U.S. Communities will market to the local government fleets. Survey results will be available in mid-December.