Gulf Breeze Police Force To Use Electric Patrol Cars

Don't ever think that policemen aren't up on technology. The Gulf Breeze Police Department has applied for a Florida Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies Grant to pay for the $2.1 million project. Grant applicants are eligible for up to $2.5 million.

The police force is replacing three of its police cars with electric motors. It is estimated that these "green" cars could save the police force 15,000 dollars per vehicle.

The Florida Energy and Climate Commission has given out $27.5 million in Florida Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies grants the past two years. The commission will award $15 million in grants in 2009. Let's hope other police forces follow suit.

Source: Pensacola News Journal

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