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Dothan City Officials Are Test Driving Hybrid Cars

July 19, 2006

DOTHAN, AL – City officials in Dothan, Ala., are testing out new hybrid cars, and they may start investing in the vehicle, according to WTVY TV. The hybrid is a four-door, hatchback sedan that gets 50 miles on average to the gallon. Dothan city employees are test driving the hybrid to see if it’s suitable for administrative needs.According to General Services Director Larry Muench, the pilot test was prompted by rising fuel costs. The City is spending $750,000 a year extra compared to two years ago, the reports said.City officials will rate the cars on comfort room, brakes, acceleration, handling, and overall drivability. Depending on employee ratings, the City will consider buying a hybrid the next time they are in need of a new vehicle.

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