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Sandy Springs Converts 25 Patrol Cars to Propane Autogas

August 27, 2012

SANDY SPRINGS, GA – The City of Sandy Springs’ Police Department has converted 25 of its Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers to run on propane autogas. According to Alliance Autogas, this will save the department more than $11,000 in fuel costs and will displace nearly 10 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over a period of three months.

“The City of Sandy Springs needed a reliable fuel source in case of natural disasters, and propane autogas offers the most viable combination of an American-made clean fuel that also helps reduce our fuel budget,” said Captain Bart Humble.

Humble had originally researched alternative-fuel vehicles while working as a Lieutenant Commander for the Department of Homeland Security.

“Because of the rising cost of gasoline, our fleet fuel costs nearly doubled in six years. Now, we’re saving $1.70 per gallon or more filling up our patrol cars with autogas,” he said.

Alliance AutoGas is providing the vehicle conversions and fueling for a total of 65 cruisers. Funding for the project is from the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.

The City of Mobile, Alabama's police department also recently converted its police cruisers to run on propane autogas.

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