The Muncie Police Department’s (MPD) new fleet of 28 CNG vehicles was recently introduced at the Muncie Sanitary District’s GreenLine CNG Station at a dedication ceremony. According to the Muncie Journal, the project was in partnership with the City of Muncie and ECO Vehicle Systems.
MPD’s entire fleet of vehicles was equipped with bi-fuel CNG systems that are each capable of carrying 8.5 GGEs of CNG, in addition to the regular gasoline in the standard Ford fuel tank. This will allow the vehicles to operate more economically due to the low cost of CNG and will extend their overall operating range by having both fuel supplies available.
“These cars are financially and visually a big bonus for the police station,” said Joe Winkle, MPD’s Chief of Police. “We hope to continue the process of adding these kinds of vehicles over the next few years.”