UK iMiEV Police Cars, You'll Never Hear Them Comin'

It was only a matter of time before today's electric cars graduated and moved on from being plain, test-drive taxis to become law enforcement tools. Among the first to do so, the Mitsubishi iMiEV has been adopted by the UK police to take on the role of criminal deterrent, despite its cute, harmless...face.

The EV was displayed at last month's National Police Show, wearing full police livery. Inspired by the vehicle's menacing attitude, the UK police decide to invest and buy a few, with the first one to hit the streets and why not, criminals, this December.

The i MiEVs have been in the UK on trial for almost a year now and we are delighted that Police Forces in the UK are able to see that the future
of zero emissions driving requires no compromise,” Lance Bradley, Mitsubishi managing director said in a release.

Now, it's not the size that matters, as we all have seen the UK police likes to experiment with small cars. They did so with a smart, so the iMiEV is actually a step forward. But remember EV stands for electric vehicle, which means it runs of electricity. Which in turn means it needs to be charged. Every 100 miles or so...

We can't but wonder what type of criminal in his right mind would get scared when seeing and hearing the iMiEV buzzing by. Sure, the EV can carry four police officers, complete with their equipment, but seeing a fully geared SWAT team struggling to get out of a vehicle which goes "zzzzzzzmmmmm"....

Scary, ain't it?
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