Friday, 13 February 2009 09:00

Galveston, TX, Police getting a 'greener' fleet

As part of a citywide effort to save money on fuel, the police department has purchased a fleet of new fuel-efficient cars, Sgt. John Jordan said.

Detectives have swapped their old gas-guzzling sedans for sleek new hybrids that get 32 miles per gallon, Jordan said. Patrol officers are next on the list for new cars. The city plans to replace 16 of the city’s patrol units with Dodge Chargers, a sedan with a fuel displacement system that shuts off four cylinders when the car is cruising at highway speed, effectively saving fuel, Jordan said. The cars get about 26 miles per gallon of gas, according to company specifications.

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