While at the time, most of the attention was on President Barack Obama, motorcycle enthusiasts would have surely noticed the one-of-a-kind 2009 Harley-Davidson Police concept Tri-Glide Ultra Classic which led the inauguration parade to the White House on January 20th. Lieutenant Scott Fear, Commander of the U.S. Park Police Motor Unit, led a dozen side […]
Ceres Police Department Purchases Three Zero DS Electric Motorcycles
The Ceres Police Department has purchased three Zero DS Police Motorcycles to be added to the department’s current Traffic Unit fleet of motorcycles. The purchase of these three Zero DS motorcycles was 100% grant-funded by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in an effort to keep the air pollution-free.
The Ceres Police Department selected the Zero DS Police Motorcycle due its reliability, low maintenance, battery range and capacity, maneuverability, and light weight chassis, as well as economic feasibility and low impact on the environment. In addition to traffic enforcement, these motorcycles can be used in enforcement situations that require a stealthy approach, as well as for public relations and school safety patrols. Zero continues to work directly with a variety of law enforcement, security and military agencies including current testing with the Los Angeles Police Department.
While the stealth advantages of an electric motorcycle were among the talking points from both Zero and the Ceres Police Department, there was a particular interest in reducing the pollution officers breath in. “We are also interested in the health benefits for the officers by decreasing their exposure to the exhaust of traditional motorcycles,” said Art de Werk, Police Chief for Ceres Police Department.
The Zero DS Police Motorcycle is fully electric and designed for police and security departments to have a cost effective way to patrol various terrains and road conditions as well as areas with noise and pollution limitations or restrictions allowing for a broader range of patrol area options. The Zero Police Motorcycles are fully equipped with pursuit emergency lighting and sirens, safety components, unique use case features, and plenty of functional storage options to carry gear, patrol items, and emergency medical equipment.
The Zero DS Police motorcycle was developed specifically for police and security agencies to be utilized to meet the daily needs and requirements of duty. Law enforcement agencies continue to be one of Zero’s fastest growing segments. Zero has worked with several local police departments and University police departments as well as international agencies in Hong Kong and Columbia.
For more information regarding Zero’s Police line- up, including video testimonial, visit www.zeromotorcycles.com/fleet.