The police department in Beckley, W.Va., is converting four of its Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers to run on propane autogas.
The new bi-fuel autogas systems – the installation of which cost approximately $7,000 each – were partly funded by federal grant money, according to coverage from the Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.). Beckley's police department tested a propane-powered cruiser for several weeks before committing to the conversions, and officials say they will look into purchasing more alt-fuel vehicles in the future.
The department will pay $1.00 less per gallon for propane, compared to the cost of gasoline. For refueling, BP is installing autogas infrastructure at a local convenience store for the propane vehicles' use.
Read the Register-Herald's article here.