The police department in Sandy Springs, Ga., has completed the conversion of 25 of its Ford Crown Victoria cruisers to run on propane autogas. Alliance AutoGas partner Force 911 will perform another 40 vehicle conversions in the coming months.
‘Because of the rising cost of gasoline, our fleet fuel costs nearly doubled in six years,’ says Bart Humble, captain of the Sandy Springs police force. ‘Now, we're saving $1.70 per gallon or more filling up our patrol cars with autogas.’
The systems on the Crown Vics are autogas/gasoline bi-fuel, but Humble notes that the cruisers run on propane almost 100% of the time. ‘Some officers only had one gasoline receipt for the entire second quarter of 2012,’ he says.
Alliance AutoGas installed refueling infrastructure for the department. Funding for all aspects of the project was coordinated through the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.