First dept. in the U.S. to use a hybrid vehicle for patrol... :shock:
From what I heard, the Prius sells for around $20,000....so around the same as a "normal" cruiser would go for. The real savings comes at the pump though. They get something like 80 miles to the gallon. I'm still trying to picture that car responding though, LOL :shock:
Makes sense though, why would you need a V8 to serve papers?Civil deputies in FL have been using fully marked Priuses when serving papers for awhile now. There was an article in one of the trades recently about it.
I have the civic hybrid - it's a great car!I used to sell toyotas so i know a lil bit about the first prius. They get an average of 50 miles a gallon they have 70 something batteries the system gets recharged when it gets low by the gas engine starting up kind of like an air compressor. I actually had the car up to 90 before on the highway just to see how fast it would go. The other thing is the car handles remarkably well. I drove it on a slalom course doing 50 MPH through the cones. It also has a full bumper to bumper warranty for i think 3 years/ 36,000 miles then the hybrid system has a 8yr/100,000 mile warranty. It's a relativly good and safe car. But looks wise I'd rather have the Civic Hybrid