New York's finest turn a Chevy Volt into a cop car

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The next time you forget to feed a meter or misunderestimate opposite-side parking in New York City, your ticket could come from this: the first police Chevrolet Volt in the country.


New York Mayor and Crown Vic hater Michael Bloomberg unveiled the cop Volt as part of the city's purchase of 70 new electric vehicles, 50 of which are Volts, growing the city's total electric fleet to 430. While the Volts will be on traffic duty like any rookie at first, the electric-only mode would be great for quietly sneaking up on perps, and the rear seat will get them used to the tight confines of Rikers Island.


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I guess the NYPD doesn't anticipate any lengthy police chases then. Good news for some....