The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an initiative where it will fund the total incremental cost to replace a federal agency's existing fleet vehicle with a hybrid model. GSA said its goal is to expand the number of hybrid vehicles in the federal fleet up to 10,000 through this initiative.

"Providing a hybrid federal fleet is an essential part of 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."