LAFD Hybrid Fleet on the Road know I’m a little late in picking up on this story, but back in May the Los Angeles Fire Department took possession of five prototype Mazda gas-electric hybrid vehicles.

I found this out in a rather backwards way, as I was driving to work on Friday and saw this car in front of me on Santa Monica Blvd.

A long traffic light allowed me to get a snap of it, but of course I never saw the side of it and couldn’t figure out who it was assigned to.

I’m just glad to see that the LAFD might feel just a smidge less pinch at the pump if they’ve got a few of these in their fleet. I can’t imagine what sort of mileage firetrucks get!

More about Mazda’s program here.