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West Midlands Police use electric motorbike for Cop26 duties

Sarah Mason 28th Oct, 2021

WEST Midlands Police is set to become the first force in the country to use an electric motorcycle at a large scale event.

The environmentally friendly bike will be used to chaperone delegates during the Cop26 in Glasgow this weekend.

It has been kitted out with police livery and is the first electric police motorcycle to be used operationally in the UK.

Zero Motorcycles loaned the motorcycle to the force after PC Paul Ennis contacted the company about the idea of using one of their bikes at the climate summit.

The electric bike costs less than 2p per mile to use and can last over 120 miles on one charge.

Inspector Sam Lewis, from force traffic, said: “We’re really grateful to Zero Motorcycles for giving us this opportunity to use an electric motorcycle at Cop 26.

“Within our fleet we already use electric bicycles and was the first force to introduce electric cars to our fleet.

“Electric motorbikes is something else we are actively looking at for the future.

“We’re really happy to be able to support the event and this has allowed it to do it a little greener.”

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