SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Oct. 29, 2013) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced the San Mateo Police Department has purchased a 2013 Zero DS Police Motorcycle that is set to immediately join the Motor Unit patrolling the crowded downtown area. The San Mateo Police Department selected the Zero DS Police Motorcycle due to the motorcycles reliability, low maintenance, battery range and capacity, maneuverable and light weight chassis, as well as economical feasibility. The 2013 Zero DS Police Motorcycle is designed to allow officers to take on more challenging terrain or road conditions by eliminating peripheral inconveniences and allow for broader patrol area options. With zero noise emissions, patrol officers are also able to verbally communicate while riding side-by-side and be more aware of their surroundings
“Police Departments are continuing to select Zero Motorcycles to be added to their fleets because the motorcycles have been developed from the ground up to meet the requirements of law enforcement agencies around the world,” said John Lloyd, Vice President of Global Sales for Zero Motorcycles. “Zero has designed and engineered the police line-up based on feedback directly from patrol officers regarding their needs and responsibilities. We are thrilled that the city San Mateo Police Department is not only putting our Police Motorcycle into service, but also deploying it downtown in the center of the action.”
The Zero DS Police motorcycle was developed specifically for police and security agencies to be utilized to meet the daily needs and requirements of duty. Since launching its exclusive law enforcement and security motorcycle line-up, Zero has developed electric motorcycle programs for other police agencies like:
- Bogota Police Department
- Foothill/De Anza College Campus Police Department
- Hong Kong Police Department
- Monterrey Police Department
- San Jose State University Police Department
- Santa Cruz Police Department
- Scotts Valley Police Department
… and many others
“It was truly an easy decision for our department to integrate Zero into our current fleet of motorcycles. As a small community we wanted a motorcycle that could easily maneuver its way through our downtown traffic quietly and efficiently without disrupting the community. Also, the motorcycles are able to last an entire shift on one charge lowering the departments operating costs and allowing resources to be extended for more security and a safer community,” said Deputy Chief Michael Callagy, San Mateo Police Department. “Our community also enjoys hosting local events and the Zero Police Motorcycle provides the solution that allows our officers to provide security without the intrusive odors and loud noises of traditional police motorcycles.”
Zero Motorcycles has developed their police motorcycles to meet the increasing demand for street and dual sport police motorcycles on a global level with many Asian, European and South American countries taking interest. North America continues to be in high demand as well with several local police departments and campuses utilizing the motorcycles for security and patrol. Law enforcement and security agencies have found the 2013 Zero DS Police Motorcycle to be reliable with no routine powertrain maintenance and economically feasible with “fuel” cost at only a penny a mile. Zero continues to work directly with a variety of international, national and local law enforcement, security and military agencies to expand their motorcycle fleets and integrate the use of Zero Motorcycles.
For exclusive information regarding Zero’s Police line- up, including video testimonial, visitwww.zeromotorcycles.com/fleet.