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New electric police cars
on patrol in Michigan City

WSBT-TV [South Bend, IN], by Don Wagner

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Posted By:orlean, 9/26/2012 4:22:43 PM

Michigan City – A pair of new police cars are about to hit the streets of Michigan City, and you might be amazed what they look like. The city through South Shore Clean Cities has received a donation from the “THINK” Electric Car Company of two electric cars for the police department. “In January, I began to inquire about the cars and their possible use,” said Michigan City Police Sgt. Chris Yagelski. “I thought the uniqueness of the cars and the fact that they were 100% “green” led me to the possible creation of a new public relations tool for the police department. This is when I came up

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/26/2012 4:29:47 PM     (No. 8891909)

Burglars are on their way - and they drive gasoline powered vehicles!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilko, 9/26/2012 4:30:58 PM     (No. 8891914)

St Petersburg, FL cops have used electric golf carts downtown for quite awhile. They can outrun the old guys in their Lil Rascal scooters but that's about it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 9/26/2012 4:31:28 PM     (No. 8891916)

So in the next chase all one has to do is 71MPH for a few miles and you are home free.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 9/26/2012 4:35:22 PM     (No. 8891926)

I'll bet they look real sharp parked in front of the donut shop.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/26/2012 4:54:32 PM     (No. 8891963)

Yep 12 miles at 16 mph. and a cloud of dust (not from the speed) from the parts falling off the thing.

Get a horse dudes, it is easier to care for and you don't have to worry about it catching fire and you do NOT have to plug it in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Former lurker, 9/26/2012 5:30:45 PM     (No. 8892045)

100% green?? This guy is delusional.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: qmcgs, 9/26/2012 5:50:17 PM     (No. 8892083)

Maybe they could use them for handing out parking tickets.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 9/26/2012 6:09:06 PM     (No. 8892123)

Car chases should be interesting. My guess is that there's a considerable horsepower deficit in the green squad cars.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: RussVet, 9/26/2012 6:20:33 PM     (No. 8892142)

Is this what green cars look like ... Haaaaa ... They look soooo silly ... A glow plug motor on a roller skate could out run them ... hilareous

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tipover, 9/27/2012 1:19:35 AM     (No. 8892580)

Check back in January when they need to use the heater and the cold effects the battery. Should be interesting.

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