Mississippi State University’s Police Department is enhancing its patrol with the addition of two electric motorcycles. These new additions will be able to cut down response time compared to the foot patrol and bike patrol already used.
“These are not little mopeds or chariots, they are full-size, endure-type motorcycles with a top speed of over 90 miles per hour and a faster 0-to-60 time than most gas motorcycles,” noted MSU Chief of Police Vance Rice.
The new motorcycles, produced by Zero Motorcycles, have a range of more than 70 miles per charge and can make traffic stops. The only thing that limits motor officers compared to a patrol car is they cannot transport people. An additional advantage of the electric motorcycles is that they have no exhaust emissions or engine noise.
“The motorcycles will be used on a regular basis throughout the year. I am really excited about the response advantage they will give us during gameday traffic,” Rice said.