MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The state of Minnesota has made some green additions to its vehicle fleet.

The Minnesota Department of Administration announced Thursday that it’s added 22 all-electric Chevy Volts to its ranks.

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(credit: Department of Administration)

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith says the additions are good for both the environment and taxpayers, as thousands of dollars in fuel costs will be saved each year.

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The Volts will be of service to the departments of health, education, pollution control, and transportation.

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The all-electric vehicles can travel 238 miles on a single charge – that’s about the distance from Rochester to Duluth.