The City of Muncie, in east central Indiana, can now boast a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered fleet of 28 vehicles for it’s Police Department (MPD). According to the Muncie Journal, Muncie Sanitary District’s GreenLine CNG Station introduced the CNG vehicles, all Ford models, at a dedication ceremony on May 17 at the city’s GreenLine Gas Station.
As reported, the project was in partnership with the City of Muncie and ECO Vehicle Systems of Union City, Indiana. Each vehicle will carry 8.5 GGEs (gasoline gallon equivalent) of CNG, in addition to the regular gasoline in the standard Ford fuel tank, thereby extending their operating range, while at the same time operating more economically. CNG will be supplied by Greenline.
Implemented by Muncie Sanitary District in 2014, GreenLine is East Central Indiana’s first municipally-owned compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Since opening, GreenLine has converted its fleet of sanitation and Peterson trucks and street sweepers to CNG. Through these conversions, GreenLine has reduced Indiana’s negative environmental impact.