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Sarasota County, FL to Purchase Five Ford Escape Hybrids.

Local Florida newspaper the Venice Gondolier recently reported that Sarasota County plans to purchase five new Ford Escape hybrid sport utility vehicles (SUVs) for use in the county fleet.

According to the paper, Sarasota Ford has agreed to provide the county with the new hybrid SUVs for approximately $24,000 each.

"Sarasota County leads the state in sustainability," said commissioner Shannon Staub. "I hope this sets us up in being able to lead the state in the development of hybrid vehicles."

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Publication:Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U5FL
Date:Feb 8, 2005
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