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City of Durango Adds Two Hybrid Vehicles to Fleet

April 22, 2005

DURANGO, CO – The city of Durango, Colo., added two Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles to its fleet to be used by code-enforcement officers, according to the Durango Herald.The Prius combines gasoline and electricity to average between 40 to 60 miles to the gallon. The mileage of the minivan and compact truck used by the officers reaches the high teens to the low 20s. Code-enforcement officers will use the two hybrid vehicles to look for code violations.Assistant City Manager Greg Caton said the purchase of the hybrids was approved in the budget last fall before the gasoline prices spiked. In June 2004, the city began using B20 biodiesel fuel for all of its diesel vehicles. The biodiesel contains 80 percent diesel fuel and 20 percent fuel made from oilseed plants.

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