GW invests in new ‘green’ mini-cars

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The University is replacing the small cars staff use to get around campus. The new cars are environmentally friendly, a University spokesman said.

GW staff members can now cruise around campus in new mini-cars.

The University is replacing small yellow cars that staff members used to travel around campus with small white cars, University spokesman Kurtis Hiatt said in an email.

“GW continues to upgrade its vehicles and is replacing existing yellow vehicles with new white ones,” Hiatt said.

The new small white cars are a rectangular truck-shape featuring the GW logo on the side in navy blue.

Hiatt said that transitioning the yellow vehicles out of use and adding in the white cars is part of the University’s efforts to upgrade equipment. He added that the new cars are “energy efficient.”

Sustainability has been one of University President Steven Knapp’s major goals since he arrived in 2007. The University plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2025 and by 80 percent by 2040.

Hiatt declined to say how many new white cars the University purchased or when staff members began using them. He also declined to say what staff members specifically use the vehicles for.

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