Electric Police Motorbikes

SPN Electric MotorbikesYes, your eyes are not deceiving you; the Spanish police have recently shown off 22 electric motorbikes (the first of many) as part of their drive to renew their motor pool in what they define as “the ecological transition and decarbonisation of the pool.”

These particular bikes are going to their UPRs (Unidades de Prevención y Reacción) based in several cities around the country: Santiago de Compostela, Granada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Oviedo, Palma de Mallorca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sevilla, Valencia and Zaragoza.

It should be remembered that any town over 60,000 inhabitants have Policía Nacional rather than Guardia Civil – Motril has both because it wasn’t that long ago that it didn’t have a population to warrant a Policía Nacional police station.

So, as they mainly operate within these large towns and cities they’re operating through urban streets rather than on open roads like the Guardia Civil; hence the move to zero-emission engines in their motorbikes. They also hope to set an example of the way to go as far as vehicle use goes.

(News: Spain)

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