Alachua County purchases Toyota Priuses, nicknamed Amp, to replace
less environmentally friendly vehicles that have been retired.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency rates the County
hybrid vehicles as Super Low Emissions Vehicles. This means that the
tailpipe emissions are extremely low.
Amp was designed to be energy efficient. The insulated roof and
floor, tires, wheels and energy-efficient air conditioning system are
among its special design elements.
The hybrid vehicles actually get better mileage in city driving than
on the highway, though both numbers are impressive. The manufacturer
claims the following mileage averages: 52 mpg city - 45 mpg highway - 48 combined
You can read more about the hybrid car in the Amp Brochure
Alachua County uses these electric trucks to transport personnel,
parts, tools and supplies used to maintain repair and energy up-grade
- Saves money
- Reduces dependency on foreign oil
- Reduces harmful emissions
- Reduces energy consumption
You can read more about this vehicle in the Electric Truck Brochure