ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE NOT FIT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT USE

Innovation is excellent, it is what keeps the world moving forward. But sometimes, traditional ways of doing things are preferred. That is my conclusion after reading a news article about an electric vehicle for police that ran out of charge during a chase in northern California.

There are benefits to using gasoline over electricity. First, a gas station is more common than an electric charging station. Secondly, it takes seconds to minutes to fill up a tank of gas, while it could take hours to fully charge an electric vehicle. In law enforcement, when every second counts while responding to threats and emergencies, traditional gasoline-driven vehicle is a safer option compared to electric vehicle.

I drive a hybrid car, like the miles per gallon, and support technological advancements that make vehicles more efficient, smooth, and durable. But there is a difference between the needs of a private citizen using a vehicle for business or pleasure, versus the needs of law enforcement and emergency response professionals. I hope that law enforcement agencies will continue using gas-driven vehicles, until technology develops further to make electric vehicles fit for police use.

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