Calif. PD receives $990K grant to introduce fleet of all-electric patrol cars, ATVs


By Joanna Putman


IRVINE, Calif. — The city of Irvine received a $990,000 grant from the state of California to introduce a fleet of all-electric police vehicles, the Public CEO reported.

The fleet will consist of both on-road and all-terrain vehicles, including Ford Lightning trucks, Ford Mustang Mach Es, Polaris Rangers and versatile all-terrain vehicles. The fleet will be used to patrol Great Park, a 194-acre public space, and its surrounding areas, according to the report.

“I am proud that the Irvine Police Department is working toward the City of Irvine’s goal of transitioning to electric vehicles by 2030,” said Irvine Police Chief Michael Kent.

The City of Irvine is in the process of developing its Climate Action and Adaptation Plan in order to further its goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city.

“Ensuring the safety of our residents and guests at the Great Park has been and will continue to be a top priority,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “This all-electric fleet will not only allow us to further enhance safety in and around the park, it will allow us to do so while reducing carbon emissions.”

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