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Fuel Vehicle Subsidized By INCOG
(When a Prius Purchase
should be a rare sight as City Planner Bob Wolfram filled the gas tank of the
new Honda Civic hybrid car Saturday.
city's new hybrid car is parked just outside the 1913 City Hall that initially
housed a horse drawn fire "engine".
City of Collinsville received their new hybrid vehicle this past week from Don
Carlton Honda. A significant portion of the purchase amount will soon be reimbursed
by INCOG. Primary use of the fuel efficient vehicle is for short trips related
to the building inspection and code enforcement functions of the city, but will
be available for miscellaneous city business.
back later for a fuel usage comparison with the city's previous vehicle.
Wolfram let me ride along on a trip to fuel the city's most modern vehicle last
Saturday. The hybrid car is alternatively powered by the gasoline or electric
battery. That battery is recharged each time the vehicle is braking. The battery
does not need to be plugged into any other power source. The car is remarkably
quite and still smooth and powerful. -- Ted Wright
2006 hybrid car trip turned out safer than my great grand-dad's above
in 1920. Apparently W. L. Wright was still more comfortable driving a
horse drawn wagon in town than a car in 1920. He had reported in June
of 1904 the first car he had seen in Collinsville. -- Ted Wright