Emergency vehicles across the country, from Brooklyn Park, Minn., to Berkeley, Cal., use cleaner burning biodiesel. Even police patrol boats in Chicago have used biodiesel. Traditionally police cars have been regular cars modified for emergency use, but Carbon Motors is bringing to market a vehicle engineered solely for the purpose of law enforcement. The best part? Their vision for the future of police vehicles includes biodiesel.
According to company press releases, the Carbon E7, produced by Carbon Motors boasts a 300 horsepower engine has been designed as 40 percent more efficiency than comparable engines and can run on biodiesel.
According to Carbon Motors the nation's law enforcement government fleet burns through an estimated 1.5 billion gallons of fuel annually and emits an estimated 14 million tons of CO2. Keeping biodiesel in the front lines of law enforcement is another way to help reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The company's vision even includes recycling vehicles at end-of-life. The law enforcement patrol vehicle takes a futuristic fantasy cruiser from concept to reality. It includes cutting edge safety features and specialty engineering designed to meet the needs of emergency response.
The company is wrapping up a nationwide tour to introduce the prototype vehicle to the public and law enforcement communities. More information is available at www.carbonmotors.com.
From The Biodiesel Bulletin April 2009 - A montly publication of the National Biodiesel Board