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SOUTH SIOUX CITY POLICE DEBUT ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY IS THE FIRST POLICE DEPARTMENT IN NEBRASKA TO BEGIN USING AN ELECTRIC POWERED MOTORCYCLE.

POLICE CHIEF ED MAHON UNVEILED THE NEW CYCLE AT A MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE:

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THE $24,000 ZERO WAS PARTLY FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE NEBRASKA ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST FUND.

IT RUNS VERY QUIETLY, AND GIVES THE DEPARTMENT A QUICKER OPTION OVER TRAILS AND TERRAIN THAT BICYCLE RIDING OFFICERS PREVIOUSLY COVERED:

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MAHON SAYS THE CYCLE CAN GO AROUND 200 MILES BETWEEN CHARGES, AND WILL COST A PENNY A MILE TO OPERATE, SAVING THE DEPARTMENT SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS ANNUALLY COMPARED TO A PATROL CAR.

THE CHIEF SAYS THE CYCLE WILL BE USED FOR SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS AS WELL AS PATROL DUTY.