UK Police to use Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Over on the other side of the pond, the UK is getting set to unveil their all-new bad guy-chasing police cruiser, but unlike the new2011 Chevrolet Caprice , which will be used in the US, the chaps from the UK have decided to crack down on their own criminals with the new Mitsubishi all-electric i-MiEV.

It seems odd to us that the UK police’s vehicle-of-choice in apprehending the baddies is an electric car is neither fast nor intimidating. But as it turns out, the compact electric car was displayed in full police regalia at the National Police Show last month. Since then, the i-MiEV, which runs on an electric motor and has a top speed of 130 km/h, has become somewhat of a hot item among police units in the country, a lot of them even resorting to asking Mitsubishi for some trial cars.

From our end, we have no idea how the i-MiEV can hold its own in against, say, a runaway Aston Martin, but then again, the UK Police Force must have something up their sleeves as far as tinkering with the i-MiEV is concerned.

We just can’t picture the electric car to exude the kind of menacing badass-ness police cruisers are known to have.

Source: Carscoop

3 comments:

that’s nice, it’s still the duty of police to maintain peace and order even on a small car.

Although it may mean less fuel to burn, can it actually catch criminals? I mean how fast does thing go and how many hours will you have to wait to get it’s batteries charged?

After an IS-F and EVO Xs, the British are really lowering their standards.

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