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Obama Green Fleet Shows Ford Loses to Asian Hyundai Hybrid: Cars

President Barack Obama’s administration, which set a goal of buying only alternative-technology vehicles for its fleet by 2015, cut purchases of hybrid and electric models by one-third last year and bought mostly Asian brands.

About 54 percent of the 1,801 alt-fuel vehicles purchased by U.S. government agencies last year were built by Hyundai Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp., Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Honda Motor Co., according to data obtained under a Freedom of Information request from the U.S. General Services Administration, which coordinates most vehicle purchases.