Berea police keeping the peace with all-electric motorcycle
A Berea police officer on the department's electric motorcycle. (Source: WLEX)
BEREA, Ky. (AP) - Police in one central Kentucky town are keeping the peace with a new all-electric, virtually silent motorcycle.
Berea Police Chief David Gregory told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1bynkOO ) the department is the first law enforcement agency in the state to use an environmentally friendly all-electric motorcycle.
The Zero DSP ZF9.4 motorcycle has a top speed of 98 mph and cost $21,000. Gregory says it will be used to patrol trails and parks, where its quiet operation won't interfere with people relaxing.
The bike gets about 100 miles per charge. An eight-hour charge costs about $1.28. Manufacturer specifications say the equivalent fuel economy for city driving is 409 miles per gallon.
Thursday, June 8 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-08 18:45:13 GMT
There are still a few tickets left for Thursday's Muslim prayer service to honor Muhammad Ali. But there are none left for the interfaith memorial on Friday. Muslims have traveled from all over the world to pay...More >>
The Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are taking submissions from artists for the 13th biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition. A statement from the Kentucky...More >>