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Local Law Enforcement Fleet Departments Missing Out on Millions of Savings

Interested in saving fuel and saving money for your law enforcement fleet? Continue reading to learn about four benefits of vehicle software upgrades.

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2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with Hybrid Powertrain

Ford says that with its fuel savings and reduced cost of maintenance the 2020 PI Utility hybrid will pay back the additional cost of the hybrid powertrain in two years.

Ford Unveils Police Interceptor Utility Pursuit-Rated Hybrid

The all-new pursuit-rated Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is designed to help make the lives of law enforcement officers easier with improved pursuit performance and standard all-wheel drive – and save agencies and taxpayers money.

XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System

The XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System from XL Hybrids is compatible with Class 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 vans and passenger wagons. New vehicles or existing fleet assets can be upfit as electric hybrids quickly and easily.

Propane Industry Unveils New Brand, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced today the launch of a new logo and brand identity for propane, PROPANE Clean American Energy. It's hoped that more fleets will use the fuel for vehicles.

Ala. Agency Converts 30 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

The Mobile (Ala.) Police Department is converting 30 cruisers to run on clean propane autogas, according to Alliance Autogas.

N.C. Agency Running 10 Crown Vics On Propane Fuel

The agency estimates it will reduce the amount of gasoline used in a year by 30,000 to 36,000 gallons and save at least $30,000 in fuel costs with the move. The department also expects reduced maintenance costs due to the high-octane rating of propane fuel.

Georgia Sheriff Saving $105,000 a Year with Propane Fuel

The department now has 36 patrol cars in its fleet that act as hybrid propane vehicles. For the conversion, a separate propane fuel system is added that allows the vehicles to switch between propane fuel and traditional gasoline.

Georgia Deputy Leaps From Flaming Propane-Fueled Cruiser

The interior of the car caught fire, when Deputy Gary Cox decided to light up a cigarette. The agency is investigating whether there was a leak and has suspended propane use.

Saving Green by Going Green

"We are all looking to reduce future costs," says Chief Robert Stewart of the Cotati (Calif.) Police Department, whose department sought to save money by reducing its energy use with a new police facility. While green features added $700,000 to the project's final tab, Stewart expects a rapid return on the investment in reduced energy costs.