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State’s fleet of ‘green’ cars gets little use, records show

August 3, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State records show that nearly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s “green” fleet of hybrid and electric vehicles are rarely used.

WPRI-TV reports that a review of mileage records found that five sedans in the fleet were driven one mile each for the last four months of 2015 and that one electric car was not driven at all last year.

Overall, about 40 percent of the 146 cars in the fleet averaged fewer than 300 miles a month.

In contrast, a hybrid Chevrolet used by the governor’s office averaged about 100,000 miles per year in 2016 and 2017.

Department of Administration Director Michael DiBiase says the state “can do better in terms of utilizing our cars.” A job listing for a state fleet administrator was posted July 19.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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