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State Selling Excess Cars

Sonora, CA — Fewer state vehicles are on California roadways.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says that 3,300 vehicles were removed from the state fleet over the past year, in addition to a halt on vehicle purchasing.

400 of those vehicles were auctioned off to bidders earlier today.

Schwarzenegger claims the state has saved $63.9 million in vehicle acquisition, maintenance, insurance and fuel expenditures. In July of last year, Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order directing administration officials to cut vehicle fleets by 15 percent.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.