Insight Fit for a King

3/27/2000 6:23:00 AM

Maine Gov. Angus King picked up the keys to a new Honda Insight gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle in February and added the vehicle to the state's Bureau of Air Quality fleet, a division of Maine's Department of Environmental Protection.

"The state of Maine is committed to continual environmental improvement and we want to be an environmental role model for all aspects of business, transportation and natural resources," said King. "I can't think of a better way to set a good example than adding the Insight to our fleet."

The 2000 Insight is the first vehicle ever to break the 70-mile per gallon barrier in EPA highway tests. It also meets California's stringent Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standard.

"Again, Honda proves it is ahead of the game when it comes to putting vehicles with advanced environmental technology into production," said James Brooks, director of the Bureau of Air Quality. "We plan to take the Insight to various events to display its impressive hybrid technology."

Maine Gov. King takes a good look at the new Honda Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle in Maine's fleet.