NYPD to Get 50 Chevy Volt Police Cars

NYPD to Get 50 Chevy Volt Police Cars

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today unveiled the first of what will be a fleet of 50 Chevrolet Volt NYPD police cruisers, which will hit the treacherous and busy streets of Manhattan this year.

“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,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “We will continue to lead by example, but we also must provide New Yorkers with tools to make environmentally friendly choices in their own lives.

“When provided with the facts, people become far more likely to choose an electric vehicle. Our job is to ensure the public has the facts, ensure they can make their own decisions and ensure that if they want to drive an electric vehicle, we are providing the infrastructure needed. It’s all part of our PlaNYC agenda to create a greener, greater New York City.”

The Volt is the first fully-electric car (if you believe that’s what it is) to join the NYPD’s ranks. In addition, the New York City Police Department will add 10 Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles and 10 Navi-Star trucks to its fleet.

Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2011 Chevrolet Volt Review

  • Kyle

    That’s great for the Volt but what happens to the electric only range when they add all their cop stuff to it… increasing the weight and messing up the aerodynamics?

  • Ad van der Meer

    @Kyle Duh, it will be reduced.
    I have no idea what the daily mileage of a cruiser is, but if there are enough charge points at the police stations and donut shops there should be a significant reduction in gas costs.
    Taxi’s next?