On Wednesday, the mayor of Indianapolis, Mayor Greg Ballard, signed an executive order requiring the city to replace its 500 non-police sedans with hybrid vehicles. Indianapolis is aiming to reduce the nation's reliance on foreign oil. Mayor Ballard says, "our oil dependence in some cases places the fruits of our labor into the hands of dictators united against the people of the United States." But, this will not only will this reduce the nation's reliance on foreign oil, it will also protect the environment.
Even though these hybrid vehicles are more expensive than the gasoline-powered sedans they will replace, "taxpayers could save $12,000 over the 10-year lifespan of each new electric and plug-in hybrid." Mayor Ballard has wanted to make this switch for the past few years and now, technology has allowed this change to happen.


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