To make Berlin even less interesting than it already is – and much to the rejoice of German criminals – Berlin Police has employed a fleet of Toyota Prius patrol vehicles.
This is part of an environmental effort called Initiative 120, in which the Police force is committed to reduce its carbon footprint. Besides the Prius, Berlin Police will also use a fleet of Opel Amperas, Mitsubishi iMiEVs, and Renault Fluence and Kangoo Zero Emission vehicles.
These new patrol cars will definitely help to reduce the carbon emissions to the targeted 120 g/km average, but they don’t seem to be very good at being Police cars. I mean that iMiEV, that’s out of puff after 20km and has a top speed of 4, how is it going to keep up with getaway cars?
Berlin Police will probably use these cars only to chase after baddies on bicycles!