Next Day Blinds Announces Shift To Hybrid Vehicles
Next Day Blinds has announced a new policy that enables them to replace their extensive fleet of cars with energy efficient hybrids.
Jessup, Maryland (Webwire) April 29, 2008—Next Day Blinds announces that beginning in May of 2008, only high-mileage hybrid vehicles will be considered for fleet additions and replacement vehicles. Over time, Next Day Blinds intends to replace their existing non-hybrid vehicles with hybrids. Their goal is to reduce gasoline consumption as part of a larger energy conservation initiative.
A total of 8 vehicles have already been replaced with hybrids, before the implementation of this policy. As leases for their retail fleet vehicles expired, they were replaced with hybrid Camrys. In addition, four vehicles from the measuring fleet have already been replaced with Priuses. Next Day Blinds estimates that roughly 30% of its fleet will be converted to energy-efficient hybrid vehicles by the end of the year, and 50% by the end of 2009.
Roughly sixty percent of the existing Washington-area fleet of nearly one hundred vehicles is comprised of cars, with the balance being cargo vans and box trucks. “We are adding hybrids to our fleet on an ongoing basis and are targeting replacement for the majority of our cars by the end of 2009,” said Meghan Hodge, the Director of Marketing for Next Day Blinds. “We are hoping suitable replacements will become available for our full-size trucks and vans at some point in the future.”
They hope their energy conservation policy will motivate other companies that have a fleet of vehicles to follow their lead.
“We also have immediate plans for replacing five vehicles from our in-home decorating fleet with hybrid Saturn Vues,” Hodge stated.
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