Toshiba America Medical Systems Vehicle Fleet Going Green

Hybrid replacement cars should reduce CO2 emission by 25,000 pounds

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., a provider of diagnostic and medical imaging systems, announced on Oct. 10 it will replace its entire fleet of sedans for its sales and service teams with hybrid cars over the next three years.

Toshiba America Medical System chose the Toyota Camry Hybrid to replace one-third of the current gas-only fleet this year to help keep Toshiba Corp.'s goal of reducing its energy-originated CO2 emissions by 25% by 2010 as well as non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2010.

"Here in the U.S., Toshiba's move to hybrid cars reflects the company's deep commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, including the reduction of CO2 emissions," said Larry Dentice, senior vice president and general manager, Toshiba America Medical Systems.

With the addition of the Toyota Camry Hybrids, Toshiba expects to reduce fleet CO2 emissions by 25,000 pounds and save approximately $3,000 - $4,000 in fuel savings over the lifecycle of each vehicle.

"The hybrids will take us closer to our goal of reducing emissions in logistics from company cars and freight by one percent each year," said Paul Biggins, director of Regulatory Affairs and head of the TAMS' Environmental Affairs Committee.

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