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Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

Is this the country's first Chevrolet Bolt EV police car?

Using electric cars as police vehicles has some distinct advantages. Among them are near-silent operation, maximum acceleration from 0 rpm, and a novelty factor that can lead to friendly, beneficial interactions between officers and citizens. Now, the small Maryland city of Hyattsville, a suburb of... read more

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"Hybrid Law" Toyota Camry Hybrid police car film screencap

Hybrid Police Cars Replacing Crown Vics: No Longer An Anomaly

When the Ford Crown Victoria went out of production in 2011, few civilians likely noticed. But police officers certainly did: The Crown Victoria--or "Crown Vic" for... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
LAPD BMW i3

LAPD Gets Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Electric Cars As Police Cruisers

Only a handful of models are typically used as police cars, usually big sedans and SUVs from the Detroit Three carmakers. But the Los Angeles Police Department is getting... read more September 14, 2015 by


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

Zero Electric Motorcycles Cuts Prices, Sells To Police, Gets Big Grant Too

While its competitor Brammo sold itself to Polaris, the electric-motorcycle maker Zero continues to follow its own path. Each year it has significantly improved the... read more May 31, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic enforcement department.

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating... read more April 17, 2015 by


 
Zijing Qingyuan Armored Spherical Cabin Electric Patrol Vehicle. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

Armored Electric Chinese Police Patrol Car Is ... Words Fail Us

Here's an electric car whose designers thought outside the box... literally. It may look like Buckminster Fuller's interpretation of the Popemobile, but this is actually one... read more December 3, 2014 by


 
2013 Ford Police Interceptor concept

Ford Adds Tesla-Like Touchscreen (But Smaller) To Police Interceptor: UPDATE

What does the Ford Police Interceptor have in common with the Tesla Model S electric car? The Tesla has a massive center-stack touchscreen for secondary controls, and now the... read more September 10, 2014 by


 
Mitusbishi i-MiEV Carabinieri

Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy's police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise... read more September 4, 2014 by


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Charging: 15 Hours In Jail For 5 Cents Of Power

Beware of unfamiliar outlets. Charging an electric car at the first available power source can have unfortunate consequences, as an Atlanta-area Nissan Leaf driver recently... read more December 5, 2013 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt joins NYPD Fleet

New York City Electrifies NYPD With 2011 Chevrolet Volt

Ask most people to name a classic cop car and they’ll probably mention the iconic Ford Crown Victoria or perhaps the 1974 Dodge Monaco turned Bluesmobile in the classic... read more July 13, 2011 by 3


 
2012 Chevrolet Impala Police

2012 Chevrolet Impala Improves Police Fleet Gas Mileage By 3 MPG

As we reported earlier this year, gas mileage is increasingly becoming a concern for not only individuals but corporations and government agencies as well, including most... read more June 8, 2011 by 1


 
parking ticket  -  flickr user alicegop

FAIL: U.K. Meter Maid Tickets Electric Car While it Charged

Police traffic and parking control officers have an important job: they help keep traffic flowing in major cities and also ensure that cars are parked legally and safely. But... read more March 24, 2011 by 9


 
Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video: Break.com

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 0


 
Smart ForTwo stripped by thieves, photo from +Motores

Ring of Smart Parts Thieves Broken Up in Portugal

Police in Oporto, Portugal, have announced the arrest of a gang of not-very-smart Smart thieves, along with the seizure of thousands of separate parts and four stolen Smart... read more July 15, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid used by NYPD traffic unit, by Samuel Smith from NYCPDcars.50webs.com

Ford Hybrids: Tough Enough To Be Police Cars in New York City

As New York City works aggressively to reduce its carbon footprint and cut exhaust emissions, it has encouraged large fleets to switch to hybrids. From utility ConEd to the... read more April 28, 2010 by 8


 
Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Cop Cars To Go Green With BMW Clean Diesel Engines

Many European countries use BMW sedans as patrol and pursuit cars. Now, BMW says it will sell more than 240,000 engines to U.S. police-car startup Carbon Motors for that... read more March 23, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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