DCX introduces first fuel cell police car to North America

It's not going to be participating in any high-speed vehicle chases, but Daimler-Chrysler's fuel cell police car will be carrying out other police bussiness for Wayne State's University Police Department in Detroit. Wayne State University is already a maverick, since it's the first school where students can earn a master's degree in alternative energy, and now they've taken delivery of the first ever fuel cell cop car. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class based F-Cell can travel about 100 miles without needing to refuel, and is capable of chasing down offenders at up to 85 mph. At 0 to 60 in 16 seconds, it isn't the fleetest cruiser on the market, but it does have flashing lights and a siren, which in reality is probably all a college's police car needs.

[Source: DaimlerChrysler and PlatinumToday]

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