Last year we already posted about the Persona as a police car.That Persona is used by the Humberside Police.You can view again the topic by click the link below.
For your information, the Humberside Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing an area covering the East Riding of Yorkshire, the city of Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.They have been running LPG converted Proton vehicles for over 10 years and, with just over 300 on their current fleet, have saved over £300,000 on fuel costs per year.
They use Proton for general patrol and by IRT (Incident Response Teams). The 300 over of Proton cars of the Humberside’s 650 police fleet are either Proton Gen-2 ecoLogic, Persona or Impian models.Humberside Police won the top award in the National Energy Efficiency Awards by running the vast majority of its fleet on Liquified Petroleum Gas. Most Protons are dual fuel, running both LPG and unleaded petrol.
Photo Credit to Peter Wilkinson.
Alan Hocking, from Humberside Police, explains: “We began trialling LPG vehicles in 1996 and we’ve never looked back. 70 per cent of our fleet that run on LPG are Proton vehicles and we encourage our drivers to run on LPG 90 per cent of the time if possible. For us, the Proton Gen-2 represents great value for money and helps us run a more economical and ecological fleet.”