Cincinnati Police unveil new crime fighting device
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Cincinnati Police
Department unveiled a new vehicle on Wednesday designed to assist officers in fighting
A new three-wheeled standup
electric vehicle was unveiled Wednesday. The T3 Motion electric standup vehicle
(ESV) is a zero-gas-emission, green innovation with a 360 turn radius. Officers
say the vehicles will increase visibility and are more effective than walking, providing more accessibility.
The vehicle can travel
speeds up to 30 mph and can traverse sidewalks, streets, and inside large open
areas within buildings. The vehicles are currently used by police departments,
military units and security companies around the world including the Los
Angeles Police Department and the United States Air Force.
"As we look forward
to several major conventions such as the Urban League, next year's All Star
Game, and future events such as the RNC Convention, we are looking for ways to
increase efficiencies and visibility for improved service delivery," says
Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.
The vehicles will be
tested for a three month and six month period in the Central Business District,
The Banks, Downtown as well as some of the neighborhood business districts.
Once completely outfitted,
officers say each T3 vehicle costs between $11,000 - $12,000.