Barbados Police Service get EV’s

The Barbados Police Service has started the process of transitioning from gas & diesel to electric vehicles. Today, the Service received its 1st two EVs – Nissan Leaf models – from Courtesy Garage. More details during subsequent news broadcasts.

The Nissan Leaf is well-equipped to add to the effectiveness and sustainability of The Barbados Police Service.

Handing over the keys to Assistant Commissioner Sylvester Louie to a Nissan Leaf today, May 16, was Courtesy Garage Sales Executive Sean Prescod. Senior Superintendent in charge of the Motor Division David Welch witnessed the presentation conducted at the Motor Division at District ‘A’ Police Station in Station Hill, St Michael.

With more and more police patrols around the globe incorporating electric and hybrid vehicles into their fleets, Barbados is not late to the game as the country is still ahead of the curve in the Caribbean as one of the first Police Services or Forces to take this “green” step.

Here are five features of the Nissan Leaf according to

  1. It has a standard range of 149 miles from a full charge
  2.  It carries a Lithium-ion battery 
  3. The battery charge time is between 7.5 hours to 11 hours for a full charge
  4. It goes 0 to 60 in 6.8 seconds 
  5. Barbados is not alone with Nissan Leafs in their police fleet. For example, Nissan LEAF police cars are operated by Portugal’s PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública), police in Japan uses Nissan Leaf too as well as in the US, Seattle – the Emerald City has deployed Nissan Leaf electric cars for its traffic enforcement department, amongst others.