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Can't beat the instant torque. Might give them a leg up when doing car chasing...although I'm sure that their energy efficiency will suck if they have to reinforce the doors.
 

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I wonder if this is the same police department as here (scroll to the Highlights)

(I had to remove the web link to the Poolesville Green Event, as this site won't allow me to post urls yet. See post above from Dimitrij for the link.)

Yes it is the same department. (Mine to be exact.) Those pictures on the Poolesville website were "photoshop mock ups" from a few months before we actually received the car, but the pictures in the GreenCarReports(dot)com article are the real car, sans the rooftop light bar, siren, 2-way radios, etc., as it is not completed yet. We are hoping (fingers crossed) that it will be completed by the date of the Poolesville Green Event, but if not, it will still be in the parade and on display afterword with at least its exterior markings.

We will also have our new Zero Electric Police Motorcycle in the parade and on display.

Sgt. Rich Hartnett
 

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I can't imagine the Bolt being in a high speed car chase. Maybe it's planted center of gravity thanks to the battery pack will make it better for pit maneuvers. :D
 

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Eventually we should be able to spot some that are for other city services since these days they are in the spot light for going green. Already some are using Hybrids. Easy to put EV's to not as intense tasks while its in their own "beta" stage.
 

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Had a fast food lunch today at a table next to 4 water company employees. They do residential service calls and put 50-100 miles/day (virtually never >100) on their company vehicles. They drive to work, THEN use the company vehicle. Told them I drove my Bolt BEV for 25% (probably less) of the operational costs of their ICE vehicles. The Company could put in 10 Level 2 plugs and workers could plug in every night and leave in the am with 250 miles "in the tank".

I expect MANY service industries (gas company, electric company, telephone company, water company, cable service company, etc) will sequentially "convert the fleet". Can we imagine a BEV ambulance?
 

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Had a fast food lunch today at a table next to 4 water company employees. They do residential service calls and put 50-100 miles/day (virtually never >100) on their company vehicles. They drive to work, THEN use the company vehicle. Told them I drove my Bolt BEV for 25% (probably less) of the operational costs of their ICE vehicles. The Company could put in 10 Level 2 plugs and workers could plug in every night and leave in the am with 250 miles "in the tank".

I expect MANY service industries (gas company, electric company, telephone company, water company, cable service company, etc) will sequentially "convert the fleet". Can we imagine a BEV ambulance?
Exactly.

I know that governments want to push hard on making fleets green and we're already seeing it happen with local public transit. Now with trump in office who knows what incentives we'll see come out for fleets or even new rules and regulations.
 

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Probably can't out run the helicopter either.
I was told the state of Oregon has 2. Not too difficult to get away in the rural areas.

I approached a small town once, slowed down, and pulled into a parking lot. A couple minutes later an officer pulled in and asked if I noticed his lights were on. I said I don't check my mirrors too often and didn't notice. He then said he was going 120 MPH and losing ground to me. "Huh, I said". He got me on radar doing 75 in a 55. Just prior to passing him, I noticed I had only been doing 50 MPH and sped up just a little too much.
 

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Doesn't the Bolt have a top speed of 90? When I was younger, I'd do a minimum of 100 MPH on the way to school. Then again, it wouldn't have mattered what car gave chase.

Very neat to see though.
I think the 93 mph is a limit to ensure longevity. It can probably be overridden to enable the car to go faster in an emergency.
 

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HCPD134 thanks for initiating this police curser project and making it happen. Very cool.
Question: Where did you get the "Electric - green bolt" decal ?

 

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Doesn't the Bolt have a top speed of 90? When I was younger, I'd do a minimum of 100 MPH on the way to school. Then again, it wouldn't have mattered what car gave chase.

Very neat to see though.
Got kids? They probably just read this and thought.. Next time I take Dad's car out, I'm going to get the speedo to triple digits!
 
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