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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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  • top dog

    I don’t know about COPS being on foot, most American cities are not walker friendly. Down town in some cities walking might work, out in the burbs it won’t. Get the car and go catch some bad guys.

  • Fabio

    Now the only thing this car needs it’s a Donut Hanger….

  • steph

    sucks for us cus u cant see the light s that are on top of the car anymore

  • Common sense

    Wow! I am still amazed at how many idiots there are posting comments via their ignorance. What the US needs to do is stop the indiscriminate breeding and maybe the population will become smarter and less violent. If violent irresponsible people were kept from breeding we would all see a marked improvement in society in a generation or two.

  • Terri

    Aside from how comfortable it may or not be, there are practical issues to be considered. Initial, and operating cost are important factors in considering whether to lease or purchase new vehicles. Someone already mentioned parts availability. A top speed of 155 MPH is absurd. There are no roads in American on which such a speed, even for a short time/distance could even remotely be considered as safe. Buying the first production of a new untested vehicle is a crap shoot that most state, county and local governments would be well advised to avoid.

    The issue of officers on foot patrols has nothing to do directly with the car itself. Foot patrols work well in the CBD and concentrated neighborhoods and malls, not in the wide open spaces of the western USA. The manufacturer ought to loan units to the Alaska State Troopers and the State Police in Minnesota and North Dakota and Nevada to see if the vehicles will truly stand up to long miles and harsh weather conditions.

    Buyer beware !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • wilsonfromutah

    original post was posted over three years ago, i have yet to see one of these on the road and/or even hear about one – must have been shot down by high cost!

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  • candice

    I Work with cops and i think this car would be great for them !!

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