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The biggest obstacle to achieving fuel economy/GHG goals and energy independence is consumer acceptance of green vehicles. Only 1 percent of cars on the road today are hybrids, and the sales rates for hybrid cars are not increasing even as more models are offered. Even if we can get the fuels right, the infrastructure right and the technology right, the consumer is the key piece of the puzzle..and also the wildcard.


  • Celebrate #EarthDay with @USDOT. Check out the Earth Day Green Vehicle Display on Tuesday from 10-2pm outside the Atrium on 3rd St., NE. 2 days 13 hours ago
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