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Raleigh Capitol Police Get EV Police Cruiser

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Oct. 12, 2021—The Raleigh Capitol Police in North Carolina has added a fully electric Chevy Bolt to its fleet of law enforcement cruisers.

The department has three Bolts according to a report from The News & Observer, but the most recent addition is the first unit fully equipped as a patrol car. 

The new cruiser is among the first electric vehicles purchased by the state's public safety department following Gov. Roy Cooper's sweeping climate change executive order in 2018, which set a statewide goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2025. 

“It’s not like we’re just going to be able to electrify,” department CFO Douglas Holbrook said said. “We are doing it deliberately as our replacement schedules come up. But we are trying to move further away from full-gas vehicles statewide.”

Image: Richard Stradling, Raleigh News & Observer

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