How Do You Make Hybrid Vehicles Greener?

By | August 23, 2012

Mayor Parker announced today the launch of a municipal electric vehicle car sharing program in partnership with Zipcar in Houston called “Fleet Share”. Through this program, 50 city-owned fleet vehicles – including 25 Nissan Leaf EVs and other plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles – will be outfitted with Zipcar’s proprietary car sharing technology for use by city employees across numerous departments.

Houston Municiple Car Sharing Program
Image used with Creative Commons license care of @akseabird on flickr

“Houston is setting the pace for sustainability efforts, and we are very proud to be working with Zipcar to launch the nation’s first-ever municipal EV green fleet sharing program,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “Although we’ve always been known as the oil capital of the world, we’re gaining momentum on being the energy capital through programs like Houston Fleet Share and the Houston Drives Electric initiative.” Currently, there are 300 drivers and 13 City departments enrolled in the program. As more cars are added to the shared motor pools, the number of drivers will be increased.

Montrose Management District supports conservation programs, emissions reduction and recycling in our community.  We even started automated curbside recycling exclusively to businesses in the Montrose Management District.

Read the full press release from the City of Houston here.

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