Feds to Purchase Plug-in Stations, Electric Cars for 5 Cities

By Kathy Banks
|  Tuesday, May 24, 2011  |  Updated 9:47 PM EDT
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Feds to Purchase Plug-in Stations, Electric Cars for 5 Cities

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Just being fuel-efficient is so yesterday.

In an effort boost use of electric vehicles, the President Barack Obama administration is installing charging stations for government vehicles in five cities, including the nation's capital.

The General Services Administration plans to buy 116 plug-in electric vehicles, including 101 Chevrolet Volts, and will assign them to government agencies in five cities: Washington, Detroit,
Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, the Associated Press reported.

Obama wants the federal government to purchase only fuel efficient cars and trucks by 2015.

Another goal: 1 million plug-in electric vehicles on the road by 2015.

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