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Volkswagen TDI government vehicles, like those whose emissions numbers were impacted by the carmakers's software work-around, are parked across the street from Chattanooga's City Hall.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke isn't driving Volkswagen diesel vehicles these days.

The TDIs, among those identified as using software to defeat U.S. emission standards, have been rotated out of use so a potential recall won't affect day-to-day business, said Lacie Stone, the mayor's communications director.

She said surplus Ford Taurus' have been assigned to the mayor's office for now.

Stone said the mayor drives his personal car, which is not a VW, and whatever vehicles are assigned to his office. The two previous vehicles assigned to the office were both TDIs, she said.

Stone said that about 1 percent of the city's light duty fleet are VW TDIs, or 14 out of 1,246 vehicles.

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