Mayor Ed Lee trades in car (again) for greener vehicle 

Everybody seemed to get the point when Mayor Ed Lee traded in the old mayor mobile – a black hybrid SUV used by Mayor Gavin Newsom – for a hybrid Ford Fusion. Even police Chief Greg Suhr got in on the act.

But now Lee is going one step further. He’s traded in his gas-sipping Fusion and gone electric. The mayor is now riding in a Chevy Volt, according to a release sent out Monday.

The Volt is an electric hybrid, which means it can also use gas if need be. But with all the effort Lee is putting into adding electrical charging stations around San Francisco, that may not be necessary.

“Independence Day is also the perfect opportunity to renew our push for a future that is independent of foreign oil and to take the steps necessary for a greener future,” read a statement from Lee.

bbegin@sfexaminer.com

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