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Vancouver Police Reveal 20 New Electric Ghost Cars (Video)

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Photo: Vancouver Police Department

The Vancouver Police Department is stepping outside of their blue zone and into the green direction.

On Tuesday, March 27th, the VPD stated in a news release that they were adding 20 pure electric Ford Focus hatchbacks to their fleet.

Right now, the department has two pure electric vehicles, 12 hybrid vehicles and two electric motorcycles. They also plan to work alongside the City of Vancouver to install 22 charging stations.

“We work with the City of Vancouver to look for practical ways to reduce the VPD’s environmental footprint,” says Rob Rothwell, Fleet Manager, VPD. “We are taking steps to reduce emissions, and are adopting zero emission vehicles where they match our needs.”

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Electric Ghost Cars Join Fleet

 

“We are thrilled to see the VPD replace 20 gas-powered cars with the same number of all electric vehicles that are green, clean and quiet,” says Doug Smith, Director of the City’s Sustainability Group.

“These new electric vehicles will positively impact Vancouver by reducing both air pollution and greenhouse gases. The VPD are an important part of the City’s Green Fleet Strategy to reduce fleet emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.”

These cars are unmarked, and therefore described as “ghost cars.” They will be used in undercover operations and for administration.

In addition, the vehicles will also be equipped with sirens and emergency lights.

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