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Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when the Design Center at Ford Motor Co. went about the task of making the 2013 NASCAR Fusion look like its production counterpart, everyone looked at it the same way.
While brand identity has been the main focal point of the new generation stock car for
NASCAR's top series, when the topic of unveiling the car to the public came up, another issue arose -- what was the paint scheme going to look like?
For a fresh perspective, designer Jennifer Seely was tabbed with the assignment to devise something that would accentuate the Fusion body style.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
(MOBILE, Ala.) - As Mobile Mayor Sam Jones prepares to present his final budget proposal to the city council, departments are looking at ways to save money.
Tuesday Mobile's police chief announced a push to save cash by switching some vehicles from gasoline to propane.
For now, 30 police vehicles will undergo the propane conversion thanks to a Department of Energy grant. Chief Micheal T. Williams said he is anxious to see just how much money his department can save.
Cities across the country have already added alternative fuel cruisers to their police fleets.
Propane is nearly two dollars a gallon cheaper than regular gasoline and propane is a cleaner fuel, therefore providing maintenance cost savings and fewer oil changes.
There's already a propane station set up at Motor Pool and there's talk of adding an additional propane fuel site. "There is a conversion cost but in the long run we believe many of our vehicles will last longer. Obviously if they last longer we're having to buy fewer vehicles," said Williams.
Using the same grant money, 30 public works vehicles switched to using propane fuel last month.
Posted by Terry Minion at 12:13 PM