CHATTANOOGA, TN – The latest additions of the Toyota Prius to the City of Chattanooga’s fleet were assigned to police service technicians working in the downtown area. The Toyotas replaced Chevy Trackers and are expected to be more fuel efficient than the Trackers.

According to Brian Kiesche of Fleet Services, the Prius gets an average 34 mpg to 49 mpg, which saves about $2,000 a year with the current cost of fuel. This is in comparison to the Ford Taurus or other typical mid-sized sedan. The Prius has been in use by the City since 2004. The City now has a total of 14. All but the last three vehicles are in use at the Public Works division.