The San Diego-based institution, which is the second-largest private nonprofit university in the state, is thought to have the largest fleet of this Honda model in California.
The hybrids will be used by employees who travel to the university’s more than two dozen campuses on a regular basis.
“National University is proud to be a leader in contributing to cleaner energy alternatives that benefit our environment,” said Randy Frisch, vice chancellor of business and administration.
“Because we are not one campus, but many campuses throughout California and Nevada, converting our company car fleet to Honda Accord plug-in hybrids is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our commitment to the environment and to energy-efficient technologies.”
The California Air Resources Board is encouraging the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, with a goal of 1.5 million on the roads statewide by 2025.
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