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New York Police Will Use Nissan Altima Hybrids

by Joe on May 2, 2009

New York Police Will Use Nissan Altima Hybrids

40 new Nissan Altima Hybrids will be used as marked and unmarked patrol cars at the New York Police Department. Price at $25,391, the Altimas cost about $1,500 more than a Chevy Impala but they get twice the urban mileage at 35 mpg compared to the 16 mpg for the Chevy. The NYPD already uses hybrid vehicles in its parking enforcement fleet as well as electric scooters. The department also uses the traditional Ford Crown Victorias and the newer Dodge Chargers. The patrol cars will be evaluated for a year before the department decides whether to expand the use of hybrids for this use. [NYPD News]