Chevy Bolt Police Car Makes Video Debut

MAR 18 2018 BY MARK KANE 10

The Hyattsville City Police Department in Hyattsville, Maryland is on the verge of electrifying times for police interceptors and it all starts with this Chevy Bolt.

Currently, Hyattsville City PD uses two EVs – the Chevrolet Bolt EV and a Zero electric motorcycle, charging them from two Level 2 stations.

Here we have video that presents the car and aftermarket emergency equipment installation.

The agency is working to become more green as most of the 65 strong fleet is gasoline powered.

“The City will be installing Two (2) DC Fast Charge (DCFC) and Ten (10) Level 2 (240 Volt) Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at three public parking lots which will be available to the general public at NO cost! Two of those EV Charging Stations, as well as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Electric Car and the 2017 Zero DSP Electric Police Motorcycle were funded by a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration.”

Range results in the warm weather is around 250-280 miles (significantly more than 238 miles EPA), but during very cold days it could be closer to 175-225 miles.

See Also: Ford Turns Fusion Plug-In Hybrid Into Police Cruiser

(Source: Hyattsville)

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Very cool. I’d love to see this used a lot more for police applications. So many times their engines just sit and idle. This could save a ton of emissions.

Improves the visibility of evs and is a great choice in regard to operating expenses, and emissions, it’s a decent car.


Hope they replaced the front seats. Can’t imagine sitting in the bolt front seats for several hours of each day.

I know this because I have one.. ouch..

Agreed (also speaking as an owner)


Seen this car multiple times. It is used for police duty, however it also can be seen at local EV meetups.

Yeah, was sitting in my Bolt for nearly 3 hours this morning (awesome range), but, my rear is feeling it a little.

I wonder if they’ll remove the top speed limitation for pursuit purposes? Probably not necessary generally, but just wondered if the police might get that adjustment on their Bolts.

I built the volt and bolt lines in Detroit Ham. We were from the Grand Blanc Weld Tool Center.Where everyone of us wanted to build the best for our company and our Costomers. And that’s what we did. When we had our lines were plugged in and wired they ran.We built the best at GRAND BLANC when we were a metal fab plant we supplied 51 plants from that one location and we also built the best then.From WW2 to 2013 we built the BEST.

How can this car be a police cruiser with a top speed of less than 100 MPH?