UW Mailing Services partnered with UW Fleet Services back in 2009 to replace its aging fleet of regular unleaded gas powered Mail Trucks that were highly inefficient, environmentally unfriendly and generated a lot of CO2. UW Fleet Services met with UW Mailing Services and they all set out to do something bold and new. We consider it to be a university/college first: a brand new fleet of Hybrid-Electric Mail Trucks that drastically reduces CO2 output, uses Bio-diesel fuel and can run on electricity up to 20 mph reducing the use of fuel. A Federal Grant was submitted through Puget Sound Clean Cities and awarded as part of the Federal Stimulus Funds to help with economic recovery. The Hybrid-Electric portion of the Mail Trucks were paid for by this Federal Grant. These new Hybrid-Electric Mail Trucks are definitely helping the sustainable efforts of the University of Washington and serve as a great example of alternative fuel vehicles to the campus, U-District and Seattle area.