News Source: 
October 8, 2009

The UW has received a $283,400 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy via the Clean Cities Coalition to help it purchase hybrid vehicles and construct an electric charging station to support its electric fleet.
The University plans to replace five diesel stepvans with five hybrid models to be used in Mailing Services distribution operations and replace one diesel para-transit bus with one hybrid para-transit bus to be used to transport those with disabilities in the UW Shuttles program.
The University expects to save about 32,915 gallons of gas and realize a $143,190 saving in fuel costs over a 15-year period with the hybrid vehicles.