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These new electric motorcycles are headed for Chinese police use, and then potentially the public

chinese police electric motorcycle cfmoto

Electric motorcycles for police use is nothing new, and the more efficient two-wheelers solve a number of issues related to high fuel costs and improved routine maintenance. Now we’re getting a first look at a particular new model known as the CFMoto 300 GT-E that is destined for use by police in China.

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Trikke wants police patrolling cities on these hilarious 45 mph standing electric tricycles

trikke positron

… and they actually look fun enough that I’ve got a half a mind to enroll in my local police academy, if it comes with a standard-issue patrol trike. The Trikke Positron, which is the trike’s official name, is an all-wheel-drive standing electric scooter that very well could have criminals scratching their heads, at least if they weren’t already cuffed behind their backs.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $3,500 electric police car(t)

Alibaba electric police cart

Times are tight all over the place as state budgets are being slashed. So if any police departments need an affordable alternative to a souped-up Dodge Charger or Ford Expedition, then this fun little electric police car might be just what the sheriff ordered. And if we don’t have any real boys in blue lining up for this fun cart, at least it’s got everything I need to make it the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week!

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Here’s a closer look at how police and military are using electric motorcycles

zero police motorcycle

The motorcycle industry has always lagged behind the automotive industry, and while electric police cars are old news these days, many police departments and even military divisions are still learning the benefits of electric motorcycles for fleet duty.

Here are a number of interesting examples showing how electric motorcycles are helping police and militaries perform their work better, more quickly, and more sustainably.

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The Bavarian Police are now using all-electric BMW i3’s as police vehicles [Picture Gallery]

i3 bavarian policeElectric vehicles are getting popular with law enforcement. After the LAPD announced the use of a fleet of electric vehicles including a Tesla and Zero Motorcycles being used by over 60 public service agencies, now the Bavarian Police took delivery earlier this month of 3 all-electric BMW i3’s to use as police vehicles.