The Sierra Club has long championed moving Beyond Oil, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that the Big Apple is taking a bite out of its oil consumption by adding 70 hybrid and electric vehicles to its government fleet.
Sierra Club’s Gina Coplon-Newfield praised the mayor’s news and noted, “New York can be a model for other cities on how to green their fleets.”
The city’s newly-purchased 50 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids and 20 other electric vehicles will join 4,980 hybrid taxis already operating in the city’s fleet. The vehicles will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands in gasoline costs and reduce vehicle emissions as well.
More at The New York Times.