Dan Read06 October 2009

Trumped-up charge

Mitsubishi reveals electric cop car. Crims will be literally quite worried

Mitsubishi MiEV electric police car

Here's one for the next series of World's Wildest Traffic Police Road Camera Reckless Offences Volume 4!: the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric police car.
 
And if you believe the entirely non-cheesy PR line, it will help the cops ‘crack down on crime while cracking down on CO2 emissions'. Fighting talk, eh? Petty thieves all over the country will be literally quite worried as they consider whether to walk away from the pursuing electro-car or perhaps break into a light jog.
 
Meanwhile, those pesky joyriders will be planning sophisticated escapes that involve ‘simply driving about 100 miles at 50mph and waiting for that ridiculous rozzer to run out of charge - unless he uses his one blue light, in which case the battery will be dry by the time we get around the block'.
 
The car has been on trial with Forces for about a year now, and West Midlands Constabulary will be the first to run one in full operations next month.

We wish them luck.

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