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NYPD Green?Chevy Volt is Latest Police Patrol Car(Message to criminals:come to NY,we can't catch U)
wsj ^ | 7/14/11 | Jonathan Welsh

Posted on 07/14/2011 1:18:35 PM PDT by bestintxas

New York City’s vast fleet of vehicles is getting greener. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city is acquiring 50 Chevrolet Volts as part of its strategy to cut air pollution, carbon emissions and gasoline consumption.

The Volts are part of a larger group of electric cars to be used by a number of city departments, but the Volts slated to become police patrol cars are likely to get the most attention. General Motors Co. says the Volt will be the first electric car used by the New York City police department, which already has a diverse collection of vehicles ranging from traditional Ford Crown Victoria sedans to Nissan Altima hybrids to electric scooters and golf carts.

“This is the latest and largest-ever addition of electric vehicles to the City’s fleet, which is already the largest municipal clean-air vehicle fleet in the nation,” Bloomberg said of the total of 70 new electric vehicles. The addition boosts the city’s electric-vehicle total to 430.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: belongsinbloggers; volt
I've seen stupidity before but this one takes the cake.

Anyone want to bet that they'll ever catch a crook being chased by one of these?

1 posted on 07/14/2011 1:18:39 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Perhaps they operate on the understanding that theres no need to send a man where a bullet can go. Given the outrageous stories of NYPD shoot outs makes me think thats true.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 1:20:43 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: bestintxas

It’s so neat to see the city of New York finally doing something about air pollution. They will most certainly cut air pollution, carbon emissions and gasoline consumption with this maneuver. Excellent work, Mayor!


3 posted on 07/14/2011 1:21:00 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: bestintxas
I've seen stupidity before but this one takes the cake.

You got that right.

Using "U" in place of an actual word? How ignorant is that?

4 posted on 07/14/2011 1:24:15 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: bestintxas

Given the street layout and city traffic, the NYPD doesn’t get into too many high-speed chases (neither the crooks nor the cops can drive all that fast). I’d bet that these cars won’t be deployed in the NYPD’s highway patrol unit, or other units that are in more open areas where chases can happen.


5 posted on 07/14/2011 1:25:30 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: bestintxas

New York, New York, a helluva town.
The Bronx is up, but the Battery’s down (for a recharge).


6 posted on 07/14/2011 1:26:52 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: bestintxas

Just wait until there is a repair bill....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2748406/posts


7 posted on 07/14/2011 1:26:56 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: bestintxas

It just looks like Unions scratching each others backs to me.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 1:29:53 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: choctaw man

“Excellent work, Mayor!”

Seriously?

Don’t wreck one:

http://green.autoblog.com/2011/07/13/cars-com-repair-wrecked-chevy-volt-14187/


9 posted on 07/14/2011 1:31:31 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: bestintxas

Not too much works quite right in New York City, so why should the police cars be any different.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 1:33:26 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: bestintxas

Give a new meaning to the “Green Police”.

This is sick. Only a delusional person would support such a waste of taxpayer money that puts the lives of the public and officers at risk, with subpar police vehicles.

Belief is AGW should be classified as a mental illness.


11 posted on 07/14/2011 1:37:43 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: choctaw man
LMAO yeah the fires these framacated things create, will more than make up for the reduction if any in emissions!
12 posted on 07/14/2011 1:38:19 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: bestintxas

NYPD smart cars would probably be far less expensive and less embarassing.

chevy volt official vehicle of the rubber gun squad.


13 posted on 07/14/2011 1:41:59 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: bestintxas

I laugh every time I see a LEO in shorts on a Segway...


14 posted on 07/14/2011 1:54:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: bestintxas

The Volt has a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h).

According to Edmunds.com road tests, the Volt’s 0 to 60 mph (0–97 km/h) acceleration time is 9.2 seconds running on electric-only mode, and 9.0 seconds with the gasoline engine assisting propulsion.

Motor Trend reports the Volt’s quarter mile (402 m) time is 16.9 sec @ 84.3 mph (135.7 km/h), while Edmunds reports a quarter mile (402 m) time of 16.8 sec @ 81.5 mph (131.2 km/h) in electric-only operation, and 16.6 sec @ 85.5 mph (137.6 km/h) with the gas engine assisting.

Motor Trend reports a 60 to 0 mph (97 to 0 km/h) braking distance of 112 ft (34 m) and Edmunds.com of 124 ft (38 m).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Volt


15 posted on 07/14/2011 1:56:02 PM PDT by luckybogey
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To: bestintxas
Anyone want to bet that they'll ever catch a crook being chased by one of these?

In NYC, its very rare for there to be a cop car chase, it simply a rarity (its also discouraged), and since its an urban environment, you're not seeing cop cars flooring to get from point A to Point B anyway.

Now, if you put this on the highways or something, thats a whole different ball of wax, but you're not going to see these cars doing that. Its not going to reduce the effectiveness of the cops, but it is a pretty big waste of money.

16 posted on 07/14/2011 2:05:37 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: luckybogey
The Volt has a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h).

LOL! My Miata has a top speed (top-down, pop-up headlights down) of 118 mph (observed). It would be faster top-up but I've never clocked it. ;-)

17 posted on 07/14/2011 2:06:25 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: bestintxas
I heard Bloomberg announce multiple purchases of electric cars during the past week. I imagine that driving logs for these vehicles would be public information, and so it will be interesting to see how often these things are used and how many miles they are driven, particularly in the winter.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 07/14/2011 2:16:21 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: bestintxas

In the meantime, the Placer County (CA) Sheriff’s Dept. is unveiling its new Dodge Chargers.


19 posted on 07/14/2011 2:21:28 PM PDT by norge (Sarah says jump...Higher!.)
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To: bestintxas

Try to imagine T.J. Hooker having to drive a Volt . . .


20 posted on 07/14/2011 2:29:22 PM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: PrincessB
Are you planning on getting into many head on collisions or something? Perhaps you should read about the collision and what cars.com had to say about it. You know, the ones that were driving the car, not some second party entity. From cars.com:

Though it cost more than the initial estimate, we were pleased to determine that the cost to repair a plug-in car wasn't as high as we had feared. In fact, it was only $2,181 more expensive than it would be to repair a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu subjected to a similar front-end "hit," according to West Loop Auto Body, which restored our Volt.

21 posted on 07/14/2011 3:06:30 PM PDT by OA5599
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To: bestintxas

A cop I know form a 3 square mile city told me that their patrol cars drive about 100,000 miles a year. They are going to need to come trade in their car for one with a fresh battery 5-6 times a shift.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: 556x45
If it was good enough for the NYPD, then the entire
New York city government should get the electric "Chair."


23 posted on 07/14/2011 10:36:46 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon
"It's true what you heard, I'm no longer in favor of the electric chair, I'm now in favor of the electric bench!"

Mayor Frank Rizzo (Philadelphia, half a century ago)

24 posted on 07/20/2011 9:55:56 AM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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