Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Brown Goes Green

My environmentalist readers will enjoy this one.

United Parcel Service (UPS) just announced that, in 2006, the company will order 50 hybrid delivery trucks (at twice the cost of normal trucks) and 4,100 high-efficiency trucks, which will give a 15% decrease in fuel consumption.

Gas savings for the hybrids is projected at 44,000 gallons per year (880 gal/year/truck).

Gas savings for the high-efficiency vehicles is projected at 1.5 million gallons per year (365 gal/year/truck). Yay for economy of scale!

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