Cracking down on crime while cracking down on CO2 emissions is the catch phrase used by Mitsubishi regarding the use of the i MiEV by police forces across the UK.
The police spec i MiEV was showcased at the National Police Show in September and became a hit among the squads. According to Mitsubishi, they were inundated with calls from UK police forces requesting to trail the i MiEV immediately following its show debut.
Mitsubishi has selected the West Midlands Police Squad of the UK to be the first to trial the i MiEV. The production i MiEVs will arrive next month and should be on the roads by December.
As managing director Lance Bradley said, "The i MiEVs have been in the UK on trial for almost a year now and we are delighted that Police Forces in the UK are able to see that the future of zero emissions driving requires no compromises."
The i MiEV has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 81 mph. Though not capable of carrying out high speed chases, the i MiEV should be perfectly suited to many daily duties of urban policing.
Source: Mitsubishi Press Release
THE UK POLICE CHARGE AHEAD WITH MITSUBISHI MOTORS' ALL-ELECTRIC i MiEV CITY CAR
The all-electric i MiEV city car is now helping Police Forces across the UK to crack down on crime whilst cracking down on CO2 emissions.
The i MiEV in full police livery was showcased at the National Police Show in September, where it was an instant show stopper. Since then, Mitsubishi Motors has been inundated with requests from UK Police Forces to trial the i MiEV.
With a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 81mph, it is the ideal vehicle for urban policing. In addition, with the ability to carry four adult passengers and equipment in comfort, the i MiEV is a versatile community policing vehicle.
Managing Director, Lance Bradley, commented: "The i MiEVs have been in the UK on trial for almost a year now and we are delighted that Police Forces in the UK are able to see that the future of zero emissions driving requires no compromise."
The first full-production i MiEVs arrive in the UK in November 2009 and will be on the road in December 2009, with West Midlands Police being the first force to run the vehicle in full operational use.