On Tuesday, Nixa Police unveiled a test vehicle that will be converted to use propane. The goal is to save on gas expenses.
"We're intrigued by the concept," says Chief James Bacon. "I mean, that's one of the things that drew our attention to it.
Being an alternative fuel that's produced primarily in the United States, it supports our country. Secondly, fuel costs being what they are, it was negatively impacting our budget."
Chief Bacon says it cost $50 to drive the squad car to Kansas City to convert it over to propane. He says it cost $28 to drive it back.
The Nixa Police Department will update the City every 30 days to evaluate if it's cost efficient.