The news today is that Westchester County has just added 30 hybrid vehicles to its fleet, accounting for 33 percent of a total of 320 trucks and cars.
That does not include police and emergency vehicles. Hybrids save on gas and release less carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen into the air. The Toyota Prius and Camry hybrids have an estimated mpg of 55 and 37 respectively.
This is good. And County Executive Andy Spano is so giddy, he’s turning an environmental shade of green. But here’s a question: Mr. County Exec, that car you’re driven around in– is it a gas-saving, environmentally friendly hybrid? Hmm?