01/24/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Salt Lake City Police To Replace 20 Percent Of Fleet With Hybrids -- Yearly

In an effort to save both money and energy, Utah's Salt Lake City Police Department is planning to add four or five hybrid vehicles to its 450 car fleet.

At a cost of $23,084, each hybrid will cost the department $4,000 more than a gas-fueled car. However, the hybrids get up to 10 miles more per gallon than traditional police cars-- a serious advantage for a department that spends $1.5 million on gas every year.

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