Chevrolet Volt As Police Car? New York City Adds 50 Volts to Fleet
New York City police cars are about to become much quieter and more efficient. In an effort to reduce emissions, and gasoline consumption, New York City is adding 50 Chevrolet Volts as part of a purchase of 70 electric vehicles that will be used by various city agencies including the police department, department of transportation, fire department, and department of parks and recreation. The Volt is the New York Police Department’s first electric car, adding to the city's fleet of 430 electric vehicles. Aside from the 50 extended range hybrid Chevrolet Volts, the city is also adding 10 fully electric Ford Transit Connect cargo vans and 10 new fully electric Navi-star “E-star” utility trucks. "This is the latest and largest-ever addition of electric vehicles to the city’s fleet, which is already the largest municipal clean-air vehicle fleet in the nation,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.The Volt was picked by New York City agencies because of its ability to drive about 35 miles only using its lithium-ion battery before the gas engine kicks in for a full driving range of 379 miles. What do you think about New York City using the Chevrolet Volt as a police car? Tell us in the comments section below. Source: GM, New York City
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