Electric Cars Answer to U.S. Oil Dependency?

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The Obama administration is poised to add electric vehicles to its huge fleet of automobiles.

For the first time, the General Services Administration is asking auto companies to place bids on selling about 100 electric cars to the government.

The move is part of the White House's plan to increase the number of green vehicles used by federal workers on the job. 

"The new technology lends itself to the multiple functions that the government does in its day-to-day business," said Bill Toth, director of the GSA's Office of Motor Vehicle Management.

For now, the 100-vehicle request is largely symbolic since the federal fleet consists of 650,000 vehicles. 

The GSA, which will spend about $4 million on the vehicles, is expected to award contracts by the end of the year.

Gary Bauer, president ofAmerican Values, talked more about the value of electric cars on the Oct. 26 edition of the CBN News Channel Morning News. Click play to watch the interview.

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