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Hybrid Car Review: Cities in Illinois could have to go hybrid

Monday, March 12, 2007

Cities in Illinois could have to go hybrid

An Illinois Representative wants all cites to buy hybrid or other alternative fuel vehicles. Rep Mike Boland, D-East Moline wants to accomplish two things. Promote E85 and help the environment.

The biggest problem with encouraging E85 or biodiesel, of course, would be the availability. Most towns are unlikely to have a pump serving either nearby, so buying an E85 or biodiesel vehicle would either 1) be a waste of time since they would be using gasoline anyways or 2) require a pump to be installed locally, costing the towns even more money.

Hybrid cars come with the larger price tags, which can be hard for towns, especially smaller ones) to swallow. Although, I would want to point out the recent studies which came to the conclusion that they would save money in the long term. (A little bit of sarcasm here - if there's one thing I would bet local town budgets are noted for, it's long term planning .

Source: STLtoday - News - Illinois News

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