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Central Drug Mart is investigating whether to invest in small hybrid automobiles. The new delivery service is forecast to increase prescription drug sales by $550,000 per year. The total variable costs are 60% of sales. Central Drug Mart will also charge a nominal delivery fee of $3 per delivery. The cost of new hybrid fleet is $950,000 with economic life of 7 years, after which time the salvage value would be $50,000. The company expects to make 10,000 deliveries per year. Further more, the drug mart finds that the new vehicles would save $60,000 per year in fuel costs compared to regular gasoline-powered vehicles. Spare parts inventory of $30,000 would have to be purchased Assume that the spare parts inventory is purchased at t=0. The company uses a 12% cost of capital. The tax rate is 35% and the vehicles’ CCA rate is 30%. What is the net present value of this fleet delivery project?