Public Safety Fleet Adopts Propane Autogas Police Cruisers


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.

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