The Obama administration will help federal agencies purchase up to 10,000 hybrid automobiles in a bid to reduce fuel use.

The General Services Administration says it will expand the number of hybrid vehicles in the federal fleet by up to 10,000 vehicles — a move that will save 1 million gallons of fuel per year for the life of these vehicles.

"Providing a hybrid federal fleet is an essential part of the GSA's commitment to making government agencies as efficient and effective as possible," said GSA acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini. "At a time when government needs to make every tax dollar count, GSA is committed to creating more energy efficiency and cost-saving opportunities like the fleet consolidation program that make government smarter and reduce our environmental footprint."

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Budget Be Damned - Feds To Add 10,000 Hybrids To Fleet

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