After four years of fleet reductions, Sacramento County is beginning to replace gasoline-only cars with Toyota Prius models. The county’s cars are replaced when they are no longer economical due to wear and costly maintenance.
Since 2005, the county’s policy has been that when light-duty cars need to be replaced, a hybrid car is purchased to take its place. While hybrid cars cost more than a standard gasoline car, the fuel savings over the life of the car offsets its higher purchase price, according to a news release.
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