Alabama Police Department Runs 100% E-85 Fleet
The Hoover Police Department (HPD) uses E-85 to fuel its entire fleet of Chevrolet Tahoe Police vehicles, which ranks the department as the national leader among law enforcement agencies using the fuel.
The Hoover Public Safety Facility houses refueling equipment for the vehicles, which average 24,000 gallons of fuel consumption each month. The HPD distributed E-85 fueling cards to its officers that provide important information, such as how many miles the vehicles travel before stopping for more fuel.
The information is used when conducting analysis of the vehicles’ value to the Alabama-based police department. Dave Lindon, fleet management director for the City of Hoover, said the 2005 Tahoe is an excellent vehicle for police applications. He reports that using E-85 to power the vehicles has provided environmental benefits, plus lessened dependence on imported oil. Lindon adds that officers have praised the E-85 Tahoes.
Source: The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC).