15 Feb '12, 4pm

Scotland Yard Recruits Ampera PHEV for Police Work

Scotland Yard Recruits Ampera PHEV for Police Work

Winner of a Police Competition It's no secret that most vehicles in Europe are more fuel-efficient than their counterparts in the United States. But this also goes for police cars, and Scotland Yard might just be getting the most efficient yet. The Vauxhall Ampera, which is basically the European cousin of the Chevrolet Volt , has won a competition created by the Association of Chief Police Officers Intelligent Transport Systems (ACPO ITS) to "demonstrate an electric vehicle that uses cutting-edge crime-fighting technology that could be introduced into active Police service by 2015."The crime-fighting Ampera packs a lot of gear. It's a kind of rolling Big Brother (hopefully in the best way possible). It has: - Four external-mounted cameras for evidence gathering - Internal camera for facial recognition linked to the Police National Database - The standard Ampera display sc...

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