COP26 climate summit in Scotland UK deploys Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycles to maintain safety and order.
United Nations Climate Change Conference UK 202 or the COP26 climate summit is one of the most important climate summits to date.
Scotland Police will be using a fleet of specially crafted police patrol motorcycles converted from civilian Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles to patrol the event
Technical teams from Harley-Davidson Europe and the Scottish Harley-Davidson dealers in Edinburgh and Glasgow have been the hands behind these specially crafted LiveWires.
VisorDown in a post mentioned the LiveWire electric police motorcycles will spend the next couple of weeks escorting VIPs, answering emergency calls, and ensuring safety at the COP26 climate summit.
With the LiveWires city being under 150 miles (240 km), they will be able to operate the entire day without having to recharge. While just in case they need to recharge, the DC fast charging can recharge 80% in almost 30 minutes to get it up and running.
According to Police Scotland Superintendent Darren Faulds, “Where possible we have taken measures to ensure that COP26 is policed in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Our work to improve our sustainability has been enhanced thanks to the support of Harley-Davidson, and we welcome these electric motorcycles as an addition to our existing road policing assets to help with the delivery of a safe and secure event.”
Lately, electric motorcycles for police use have become increasingly popular. Earlier BMW showed off the CE04, a police patrol version of its futuristic electric motorcycle.
Back in the US, Zero Motorcycles have become popular options for police departments. Electric motorcycles are also catching up with the military, as they are quite powerful and offer several strategic advantages compared to gas-powered motorcycles.