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The Energy-Efficient Police Beat

May 01, 2016 10:30PM

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce emissions, the University of Florida Police Department has put two new all-electric motorcycles into service on campus. Only two police departments in Florida are using the $16,000 machines which are easy to maintain compared to traditional vehicles and have no exhaust emissions. The goal is to make at least 10 percent of the fleet electric.


Saddlebags will be fitted to the bikes, which glide along in near-silence, which may be a benefit or hindrance, depending upon the situation. But the nostalgic needn’t despair, because the department’s Harleys aren’t going away anytime soon.


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