The Metropolitan Police Service is launching a trial to test Suzuki Burgman hydrogen powered scooters in a bid to reduce polution from its fleet.
In line with the Mayor of London’s work to tackle London’s toxic air, the Met’s Fleet Services are trialling seven zero emission hydrogen scooters as part of its operational capability.
The trial will last for 18 months and will enable assessment of their suitability for the various roles the scooters could perform. On a broader scale it will help The Metropolitan Police to understand where this clean technology could be adopted across its fleet in the future.
The hydrogen fuel cell scooters will be used by Police Community Support Officers within the Roads and Transport Policing Command and will be based at Alperton Deployment Centre.
Commander Neil Jerome for Territorial Policing said, “Being the UK’s largest police service we constantly have vehicles on the roads and therefore it is our aim to make our fleet as clean as we can, whilst maintaining operational capability.
“We are thankful to Suzuki and our partners and look forward with optimism about this trial. Through collaborative partnerships and innovative testing such as this, we can gain real-life experience of how we can progress our ambition and create a cleaner fleet that will benefit London and the service we provide.”