Colorado police department testing Brammo motorcycles
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Fort Collins police officer will test the Enertia LE, a special model designed for law enforcement use.
Brammo Inc. announced Thursday that the Fort Collins, Colo. Police Department will test Brammo’s electric motorcycles for use in its routine work.
The Fort Collins Police Department is giving Ashland-based Brammo's Enertia Plus LE , which comes equipped with emergency lights and other accessories for law enforcement use, a whirl in a limited number of patrol, security and traffic enforcement capacities.
"As we look to maximize fuel efficiency and green technology, it made sense to conduct a trial of Brammo’s all-electric motorcycle," said Jim Szakmeister, captain of the police department’s patrol division, in a press release.
Brammo’s motorcycles are already in use in a number of international and domestic government fleets, including the Hong Kong Police Department and the Ashland Police Department.
The company collects feedback from police department trials to improve future motorcycle designs.
Brammo announced earlier this month that it will open a research and development facility in Portland.
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