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2 Solar vehicles donated to state

One of two solar-powered vehicles donated to the state of Georgia by BP America will be used at the Little White House Historic Site in Warm Springs, Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced.

The two all-terrain vehicles are retrofitted with solar panels. The sun's energy, rather than conventional electrical outlets, will recharge the batteries.

Perdue thanked the company for donating them, praising BP America Director of State Government Affairs Mike Kumpf for being "an active advocate for alternative energy sources" and for serving on the state's Energy Council.

The other ATV will be used at Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs. The Little White House, which was built for and served as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Georgia home, and Sweetwater are operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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