Government Fleet Top News

Sonoma City Council Picks Sedan Over Hybrid for Police Department

October 20, 2005

SONOMA, CA — The Sonoma City Council has decided that the Sonoma Police Department should purchase a mid-size sedan instead of a hybrid car for the replacement of one of their administrative vehicles, 1997 Ford Tauruses, according to the Sonoma News. The Tauruses are used for transporting materials to and from the department, undercover operations, transportation to and from training for police staff, and driving to and from Santa Rosa.The City Council had directed the police department to consider alternative-fuel or hybrid vehicles whenever vehicles need replacement. While Sonoma County’s Fleet Manager Dave Head calculated savings of $537 per vehicle, including fuel and purchase cost, he recommended purchasing a mid-size sedan specifically designed for police patrol, suggesting that hybrid engines, transmissions, braking systems, and suspensions might put the operators at risk in police operations or emergency pursuits.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

Has anyone played with the idea of leasing vehicles' vs. purchasing. And are there any benefits to it. I know Enterprise offers a...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1045 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

The California ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.

Read more