Chicago Police Supt. wants Chevy Tahoes for officers
Thursday, Mar 27, 2008
* This article caught my eye today:
If Chicago police switched from the Crown Vic to an SUV, some might question the cost, maneuverability and environmental consequences of such a fleet, especially in light of the Mayor’s push to make the city green.
But some smaller cities, such as Plano, Texas, have moved toward SUV fleets, citing higher resale value and more room for police gear.
* The first thought that jumped into my mind was what about the fuel efficiency of the cars, and the added tax burden? Then I read this:
However, it turns out that the fuel efficiency is an abysmal 11 miles per gallon. Wow. Okay, how about we replace the Crown Vics, but with a more fuel efficient car?