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Ashland Fire & Rescue Adds New Electric Hydrbrid Vehicle to Their Fleet

Ashland Fire & Rescue has invested in a hybrid/electric fuel efficient vehicle for the organization.  On April 13th, Ashland's Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator, Alison Lerch, picked up the new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid vehicle. This vehicle has replaced a 2002 Ford Explorer which experienced 17 miles per gallon in town.

On one charge, the volt will run for 53 miles without using any gasoline. This will save money for the department and reduce carbon emissions while in electric mode.  The majority of the trips using the Volt will be within city limits, which will allow for all electric usage.  According to, the car is expected to run for 1,000 miles between fill-ups with regular charging.

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