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Polaris Ranger EV supports G7 Summit

Polaris Ranger EV

Polaris UK supplied a fleet of electric utility vehicles - the Ranger EV - to the Devon and Cornwall Police for the G7 summit.

The vehicles were used to support security operations around the Carbis Bay beach area of Cornwall, during the three-day event.

A total of seven electric-powered Ranger EVs and one Ranger Diesel machine were supplied by Polaris dealer CR Willcocks, along with full vehicle operation and safety training for firearms officers.

Superintendent Joanne Hall, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “The G7 Summit was the largest operation in Devon and Cornwall Police history, with a total of 6,500 officers and staff on duty from all over the UK.

“We worked extremely hard to minimise the impact on the community around Cornwall, and as part of those efforts, we enlisted a fleet of electric Polaris Ranger vehicles to patrol and monitor the beaches and other hard to reach areas.

“Being completely electric off-road vehicles, they were the perfect choice for use on sand and provided our officers with the ideal solution for maintaining security without noise, pollution or disruption to the local community.”

The 47th G7 summit was held on June 11-13 in Cornwall, gathering leaders of G7 nations, the EU and guest countries to unite and work towards a greener, more prosperous future, as well as discussing how the world can rebuild and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen Retallick, dealer principal at CR Willcocks, added: “As more and more farmers and landowners go green, our involvement in the G7 Summit will raise awareness around the availability of electric off-road vehicles even more. It has already piqued the interest of a number of our existing customers as they become more environmentally conscious.”

The Polaris Ranger EV is propelled by a single 48-volt AC-induction motor and charged from a three-pin domestic plug socket. It has a 454kg payload capacity, in addition to a 680kg towing capacity, and 25.4cm of ground clearance.

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