Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bloomberg (the Idiot Mayor, not the News Service) Strikes Again: NYC Buys Chevy Volt Police Cars

Just don't ask the cops driving them to chase anything faster than bike messengers.

Forty percent of New York City government vehicles are hybrids or run on alternative fuels. The New York Police Department is exempt from the aggressive environmental vehicle procurement requirements of other city agencies and yet, they have at least one marked patrol car labeled for traffic enforcement.

As a commenter notes, this will be for meter maids and intersection control, not armed police officers.

"For meter maids and intersection control".

Because vehicles like this one...

...which go for $1,900 apiece in the aftermarket, are somehow less cost-effective than the $42,000 Volt?

If liberals weren't in power, they'd be useful only as punchlines in sitcoms.

Meter Maid Cart Photo: Flickr User ZeroOne.


Unknown said...

Can't wait to see them perform in Winter......Do they come with an extra pair of 'wooleys'?

Anonymous said...

Will: The Volt has a curious way of keeping itself warm! LOL

Bob H said...

What happend to Horses ?