The San Luis Obispo Police Department is excited to have the opportunity to explore a new technology. The Police Department has been provided with an electric, zero emissions police motorcycle for evaluation. The motorcycle is fully electric and designed for police departments to have a cost effective way to patrol various terrains and road conditions as well as areas with noise and pollution limitations or restrictions allowing for a broader range of patrol area options. The electric police motorcycles are fully equipped with pursuit emergency lighting and sirens, safety components and patrol items.
During this evaluation period the San Luis Obispo Police Departments Traffic Safety Unit will be testing the electric police motorcycle in various capacities. We will be looking for its strengths and limitations to determine what needs could be filled by this new equipment. We will be evaluating the best applications for this type of motorcycle in keeping with our City's goals of sustainability and lowering our carbon footprint, while expanding our enforcement equipment and tactics capabilities.