LARGO, Florida – The Largo Police Department recently added two new fully electric motorcycles to its fleet as it takes steps to switch to renewables. Motorcycles not only emit zero emissions, but they also help start a conversation.
“Everyone is really interested in knowing what this bike is because it’s all electric and it’s really a way for us to bridge a gap with the community,” said Detective Jerry Hunt.
The motorcycles, which were purchased in part with a $ 7,000 grant from Duke Energy, allow for a more realistic approach to patrolling green spaces.
“Now we can patrol parks, trails and off-road applications without deterring the public from enjoying those places with the sound of a Harvey Davidson, excess pipes or the smell of gasoline,” said the Detective Hunt.
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“We were looking for new, innovative ways to serve our community,” said Chief Undestad.
Undestad doesn’t want to just stop at these motorcycles.
“We would like to make an electric police vehicle, so our next step is to find a manufacturer, someone who is willing to partner with us to provide a fully electric police vehicle,” he added.
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