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Police opt for electric transport

Hampshire Constabulary's roads policing unit is adding a new eco-friendly crime fighting tool to its fleet.

The constabulary is the first force in the country to trial two new battery powered Vectrix Electric Maxi Scooter.

The Hampshire vehicle fleet clocks up over 15 million miles each year, and the constabulary is exploring ways in which to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The scooters will be used to conduct high visibility patrols in the towns and cities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The bikes cost 20p to charge, have a top speed of 62 mph, a range of approximately 68 miles, and are cheap to maintain.

Inspector Roger Price, head of the force’s motorcycle unit said: “The Vectrix is an eco-friendly crime fighting tool, enabling us to provide additional reassurance and a visible policing presence within our communities. We are keen to see how it performs and best meets the demands of modern-day police work."

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