The Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell has purchased the first Hybrid vehicles in Rutherford County for fleet use. The Rutherford County Property Assessor's office is the first assessor's office in the state to undertake this type of acquisition. The purchase of two Ford C-Max Hybrids is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. It is part of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants administered by the Office of Sustainable Practices, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The Rutherford County Property Assessor's office chose the Ford C-Max Hybrid not only because of how it impacts our environment but because of its cost effective nature. The Ford C-Max Hybrid has a projected 522 miles of total driving range including more than 20 miles in electric mode. The C-Max can get 45 miles per gallon in the city,40 miles per gallon on the highway, and 43 combined. The Assessor's office partnered locally with Ford of Murfreesboro to purchase both C-Max Hybrids.