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Airport Receives Hybrid-Electric Vehicle.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has added to its fleet of more than 235 alternative-fuel vehicles by taking delivery of its first hybrid-electric vehicle, the Honda Insight, at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The first hybrid-electric vehicle sold in the United States, the Insight uses a combination lean-burn gasoline engine and a high-efficiency electric motor. It meets California's stringent vehicle emission standards and achieves a rated fuel economy of 61 miles per gallon in the city and 70 mpg on the highway.

LAWA's 235-plus alternative-fuel vehicles--which run on compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, electricity and now the hybrid/electric system--represent 35 percent of its fleet at LAX. The vehicles include sedans, pickups, vans, buses, utility trucks, street sweepers and a recycling collection vehicle. The goal is to reach a 50 percent alternative-fuel vehicle fleet by 2003.

Details: Scott Read at (310) 646-5260
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Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
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Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Jun 5, 2000
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