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London's boys in blue are to embark on a greener era of patrol with the unveiling of the Metropolitan Police's first electric motorcycle: the 2011 Zero DS.

According to Autocar in the UK, Scotland Yard has announced plans to replace half of its fleet of vehicles with either electric or air-powered vehicles within four years. We're not sure what air-powered vehicles are being considered, but we've been hearing about the compressed air vehicle from MDI for the last few years at least.

Honda Motor Co. has scored another coup for its hybrid program. The Metropolitan Police of London is leasing over a hundred of the automaker's Civic hybrids as part of its "Safer Neighbor" program. States director of Transport Services Stuart Middleton of the Metropolitan Police, the hybrids, "meet police requirements and at the same time fulfil social responsibility to try and make our fleet of vehicles as green as possible. The police, like many other like-minded people, want to do their bit."

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