Scotts Valley PD to Use Zero DS Electric Motorcycles
“Riding a police motorcycle requires a very special skill set because the officer needs to be alert and keep the public safe, while simultaneously scanning the area for criminal activity. We anticipate that the upright seating position, dual sport configuration and silent operation of the Zero DS is the perfect combination for local patrols and we can’t wait to put it to the test,” said Lt. John Hohmann of the Scotts Valley Police Department.
The electric bike manufacturer hopes this will serve as an opportunity for other law enforcement agencies to see the benefits electric motorcycles when it comes to community patrols and traffic enforcement. The silent operation of the Zero DS allows each officer to hear what’s going on around them, which enhances awareness and safety.
“Zero DS motorcycles also are a great cost-effective solution for small departments and we are proud to be able to support those who keep our communities safe,” stated Jay Friedland, vice president of sustainability for Zero Motorcycles.
The Zero DS uses the Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, and has a range of up to 50 miles (80 km), being highway legal. Each model combines state-of-the-art Z-Force technology with an ultra-light frame design to make them agile and fast where it counts.