Carbon Motors E7 Future USA Police Car (13 photos)

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The Carbon Motors E7: A new police car prototype equipped with sensors for weapons of mass destruction and automatic numberplate scanners has become the talk of a law enforcement convention in the US.

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The purpose-built Carbon E7 is a 300-horsepower car that runs on biodiesel fuel, making it both faster and greener than current model police vehicles.

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“It’s really a homeland security machine, not a cop car,” said E7 spokesman William Li.

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The car features 88 original features, including a “hoseable” backseat.

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The prototype’s maker, Carbon Motors, promotes the E7 as “a new brand of justice”. The company reportedly asked for input from nearly 2000 police officers in a bid to make the car “cop friendly”.

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Carbon Motors said there would need to be 20,000 E7s among the current 240,000-strong US police vehicle force for the car to be economically viable.

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If the prototype gets the greenlight, the car is set to go into production from 2012.

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“There certainly is opportunity for niche vehicle manufacturers nowadays unlike any time since the beginning of the auto industry,” car expert Brett Smith said to ABC.

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“You could easily get a big boy in there,” said police officer Matt Garrison after observing the rear door access.

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The front seat was made to resemble a “helicopter-style cockpit”, the company said.

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“There certainly is opportunity for niche vehicle manufacturers nowadays unlike any time since the beginning of the auto industry,” car expert Brett Smith said to ABC.

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“I can’t decide if this car makes me dislike cops more or less.” said owner of TheChive.com, Leo Resig.

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The intriguing Carbon Motors E7, is so-called “purpose built” police car that can run on biodiesel and has such features as integrated shotgun mounts, a driver-specific intelligent key and a “hose-able rear passenger compartment.” This vehicle is built specifically for police work only, compared to retrofitted civilian-to-police cars such as the Dodge Charger, Ford Crown Victoria or Chevy Impala.

“It should be illegal to impersonate a police car,” says the sales brochure, which also describes the E7 as “a new brand of justice.”

The Carbon E7, which is on a nationwide rollout, is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel that churns out 300 horsepower and delivers 420 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. The E7 rides on a 122-inch wheelbase and has a curb weight of 4,000 pounds. Its makers say it sprints from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. It also boasts a 75-mph rear impact crash capability.

Carbon Motors said detailed pricing on the E7 will be announced in a few months.

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  • yo mama

    simply badass. i want to drive that bitch! (and never sit in that backseat, ever)

  • t

    you dummies over there in the usa should first work on a stable society instead of dreaming about super awesome police gear you shouldnt need in the first place.
    as long as the GPI score of the USA doesnt go down and i will still see super fat cops with a smoke in the left hand and a cellphone in the other controlling their car with their knees in the middle of downtown chicago – you should start changing the country – not upgrading the gear.

    • Bockerom

      If you don't like America you can jus' GEEEEET out!!!

    • Brian

      Im american and I agree but we have a bunch of fucking idiots in this country like the douche bag who replied first and me with my run on sentence but i dont give a fuck about my proper english or this fucking country, you know what im saying

  • pd

    What cops need to do is to walk more….to actually talk with the people they are supposed to protect once in a while…..and to burn off all that fat.

  • http://www.all-acronyms.com Acronyms

    Very appropriate and great approach! especially considering the number of units purchases around the country.

  • theWho

    there is no donut holder ???
    fuck the car 🙂

  • http://www.honourchick.com Honour Chick

    it just looks futuristic…. there’s nothing “environmental” about it.

  • Ben

    this car would have prevented 9/11

  • Eric

    Unnecessary red/blue lighting below bumper. Built-in low profile light bar is too low profile. Built-in WMD sensors would be less-than-useless. Position of in-console computer monitor and keyboard too awkward to actually use, especially for typing anything longer than 2 words. Emergency/Light bar controls need simplifying.

    Auto license plate reader is great. Built-in side yellow bars good. Rear doors and seat design is solid. I assume steering wheels have siren control which is about time. Cup holders for the free coffee are always a plus. Is that push to start ignition I see?

  • Tom

    watch transformers and look out for the police car/ transformer and tell me there is no similarity??? still pretty cool looking 😉

  • chris

    hmm thats a little tardish! looks like a gay renault childrens toy car.

  • joeri

    Awesome!

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    Cool cop car.
    Sweet interior, and collision protection.

    thanks from tony

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  • Anonymous

    Too much leg room in the back for the perps.

  • jehjeh

    I want one.

  • donald ream

    i own a private security co.i was wondering if private security would be able to
    purchase similair vehicles also im from the old school and hate to see light
    bar era come to an end.

  • ftr dpty

    I think this is a waste of time…. no department is gonna buy a pre lit car……. most dont even use red lights anymore and the car idea is just gay….. they will never sell enough to compete with ford, dodge, and gm……. this car is an example of video game nerds gone wild…… plus who makes the parts for the car… im sure you wont be able to buy them at napa or auto zone

  • p.o.

    If any of you drove a dodge , gm or ford for 8 to 10 hrs a day you would know they are useless as police cars. everything about them is wrong. It is nice to see someone take some inititive in keeping us cops safe and comfortable while we do sit in our office/cars for 8 to 10 hrs a day.

  • midnight shift popo (Cpl.)

    Awesome vehicle, As a police officer, I say thanks to the manufactures of this vehicle. It is a long time coming. Ford, Dodge and Chevy should have thought about this concept years ago getting police input as to what is needed on the streets. I would like to see the price range and see if it is reasonable for small town (Rural) PD to see if they could afford one or two. I would be willing to test this out for you guys if you can donate one or two to our PD. It will be the first of its kind in rural arkansas. The kids will love it also at the local school.

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  • aaron

    you cops are all the same. The cops in my town should be on horseback. They use their cars as bedrooms for 4 hours and 4 supercop cars the other 4 pulling people over non stop, trying to get those fines up so 15% can go back to policee training. We have 26 full time officers in exeter, nh a town of maybe 20,000 people. We have 6 marked cars, 1 ford 500 for the chief, 1 unmarked taurus, 1 unmarked crown, 2 expeditions and a CSI van. WOW my town is a police state drive after 12 oclock and your getting pulled over for whatever they can think of. Hey sweet badge and A gun, you know what you need a car that you in no way deserve.

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  • robin yates

    uk police vehicles have had number plate recognition for years,,,,,,,,,I agree,,,,,policemen should be on foot except for the Highway patrols

  • Equalizer

    Next thing they will build is ROBOCOP

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