Remember the Carbon Motors E7 purpose-built police car that this blog covered sometime last year?
The car has become a reality now and Carbon Motors is now trying to pitch the purpose-built vehicle to police departments, and what better way to do that than to showcase it at the 115th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in San Diego.
Their pitch is simple and makes sense. While other servicemen like fire fighters and even postal delivery personnel get specialised vehicles, the 800,000 law enforcement officers in the US and pretty much all over the world have to make do with retrofitted vehicles not designed to function as a police vehicle, though I bet the Italian policemen who are assigned to the Lamborghini police cars probably don’t have much to complain about that.
Carbon Motors also claims the E7 has a lower cost of ownership, which could be a major draw factor for the US government who has had to blow plenty of cash recently on its financial sector bail-out. They’ve even done a comparison chart between the E7 and its competitors to show its advantages.
A quick point-form run-down of the specs is available after the jump together with a video of the E7. We now also have shots of the interior, complementing the 3D renderings of the exterior we saw last year.
VIDEO: Carbon Motors E7
VIDEO: Carbon Motors E7 – Roadshow Promo
PHOTO GALLERY: Carbon Motors E7
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