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Vail Adds Electric Vehicle To Town’s Fleet

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2014 Nissan Leaf  (credit: Nissan Motor Company Ltd)

2014 Nissan Leaf (credit: Nissan Motor Company Ltd)

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — The town of Vail has added an all-electric Nissan Leaf to its fleet, replacing a 2003 Toyota Prius.

The Vail Daily reports parking supervisors will use the electric vehicle to patrol parking garages and town-owned lots.

The Leaf and 15 other town vehicles, including diesel-electric hybrid buses, are aimed at making the town’s fleet more energy efficient.

The town’s fleet manager, Todd Shroll, says the Leaf can go about 80 miles before it needs to recharge.

The Nissan Leaf cost $22,196.

Vail adopted a goal in 2009 of cutting 20 percent of its carbon emissions by the year 2020. So far emissions are down 12 percent.

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