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CNG Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The CNG Bi-fuel Impala is the only full-size sedan with an OE-engineered, OE-installed, OE-crash tested CNG fuel system. A true bi-fuel vehicle, it runs on both gasoline and Compressed Natural Gas. This is an excellent way for the chief to meet ‘green’ initiatives.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Jan/Feb 2016)
 

Dodge Durango SSV

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Durango SSV is more than just a rebadged retail vehicle. It has police-specific engine oil cooler, higher output alternator, larger CCA battery, unique headliner, heavy-duty suspension, spotlight prep wiring, key cylinder liftgate, and performance brakes.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2015)
 

2015 Michigan State Police Tests

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Each year since the 1978 models, the Michigan State Police has tested a variety of police package (pursuit capable) patrol vehicles. These annual tests include acceleration to 100 mph, absolute top speed, braking from 60 mph after brake warm-up, road racing course lap times, an ergonomic and communications installation review, and EPA fuel economy ratings.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2014)
 

Raleigh Goes Green with Propane

By Taylor, Michael

With propane autogas, each bi-fuel vehicle displaces more than 40,000 gallons of gasoline each year. At times, the department has used as few as just eight gallons of gasoline every couple of weeks. Additionally, light-duty vehicles running on propane autogas emit 13 percent fewer annual lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline, and the converted Crown Victoria vehicles meet current EPA certification standards.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2014)
 

Silverado 2500 Bi-fuel CNG Truck

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Silverado 2500 CNG is a Tier One-modified, CNG-gasoline, bi-fuel pickup. The Silverado 2500 CNG meets all of the “green” initiatives, yet the lower operating costs from the use of CNG fuel pay for the CNG option in half a normal service life. This bi-fuel truck has gasoline-like performance with a tow/haul capacity between a ½-ton and a ¾-ton pickup.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2014)
 

Advanced Technology Presents Maintenance Challenges

By Belluomo, Michael

Direct Injection engines have both valuable gains and unique sensitivities; they can be well-maintained by understanding a few important points. Number one is that quality in delivers quality out. From engine oils, to fuels, all play a key role in keeping these engines operating at peak performance.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager May/Jun 2014)
 

Carol Stream Justifies V8

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

The Carol Stream Police went about their evaluation of the replacement for the Ford CVPI like many departments. However, they took this a step further than most departments by factoring the residual value into their overall assessment. And they got a V8 that paid for itself over a V6.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2014 Police Vehicles

By John Bellah

The LAPD and LASD join forces to evaluate all of the pursuit-rated, police package sedans, crossovers and SUVs. Their test protocol emphasizes emergency operations in an urban environment.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2014)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2013 Police Vehicles

By John Bellah

The LAPD and LASD join forces to evaluate all of the pursuit-rated, police-package sedan, crossovers and SUVs. Their test protocol emphasizes emergency operations in an urban environment.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2013)
 
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