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Obama's green car plan hits speed bump

US President Barack Obama’s administration is buying fewer hybrid and electric cars and more vehicles that can consume both ethanol and gasoline to meet 2015 environmental goals, favoring older technology over new. Obama gave speeches across the US last year touting his twin goals of buying only alternative-fuel vehicles for the US fleet by 2015 and getting 1 million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by that year. That’s looking more difficult as the federal government learns the same lesson that US car consumers have already figured out: it is tough being green. ...