San Jose State University Police Use Zero Motorcycles (Video)
Zero Motorcycles Used at San Jose State University Campus Police
The San Jose State University Police Department is taking a stealthy approach to its security needs with electric motorcycles that cost less than a penny per mile to operate.
This week, Zero Motorcycles announced that the university purchased two 2012 Zero DS electric motorcycles for its campus fleet. This is the first time Zero Motorcycles have been used for campus security, San Jose State University employing the bikes for everyday patrols, university events, and emergency calls.
The school reported choosing the DS motorcycles due to “ease of use, manoeuvrability, near silent ride and San Jose State University’s commitment to supporting local companies.”
The Zero DS motorcycles, which have a range of 112 miles on a single charge and can reach 80 mph, are fully equipped for security duty, and include sirens, police lights, and saddlebags to carry emergency medical equipment.
Alan Cavallo (Captain of the San Jose University Police Department) says: “The San Jose State University Police Department purchased Zero Police Motorcycles for our patrol division because we believe the company and product blends well the university’s strategic vision and it’s a great way to support the local economy.
“We are very satisfied with the motorcycles’ performance and especially grateful for the outstanding support we have received from the Zero team since the purchase. Everyone from the assembly line personnel to the upper management team have been fantastic to work with.”
John Lloyd (Vice President of Global Sales for Zero Motorcycles) says: “The Zero Police Motorcycles are quickly being introduced by many law enforcement agencies across the globe and we’re excited that the local San Jose State University Police Department has implemented them on their campus as well.
“Costing less than $.01 per mile to operate, with practically zero maintenance costs and zero emissions, the Zero Motorcycles Police Bike is a great addition to any law enforcement agency. The flexibility to be able to ride anywhere, anytime is a valuable asset to the SJSU PD. The silent ride allows them to be aware of their surroundings, keeping both officers and pedestrians safer.”
For additional information on Zero Motorcycles, visit the Santa Cruz company’s website.
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