Leading by example on fuel efficiency and saving taxpayers’ money

The NC House of Representatives passed legislation today that would ensure cars purchased by state government are fuel efficient. HB2720-”Energy-Efficient State Motor Vehicle Fleets” , introduced by Rep. Charles Thomas (R-Buncombe), Rep. Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), and Rep. Grier Martin (D-Wake), would require state government to purchase only cars that are in the top 15% of their class in fuel efficiency. If passed, the bill will save the state millions of dollars in fuel costs over the next several years.

“At a time when North Carolinians must make tough choices because of rising gas costs, it is important that state government lead by example in the choices we make” said Rep. Martin during debate on the bill on the House floor. The bill now goes to the Senate. For more on the bill read the Greensboro News & Record coverage.

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