Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly have deployed 40 Nissan Altima Hybrids that will be used as marked and unmarked patrol cars in the NYPD.
“The Altima Hybrids have been assigned to areas of the city where their fuel efficiency presents the greatest economic and environmental benefit – both in precincts with a large coverage area and smaller precincts prone to heavy stop-and-go traffic,” the NYPD said in statement.
Out of the 40 Nissan Altima Hybrids, 18 will be marked and 22 will be unmarked.
“These new patrol cars will help fulfill the PlaNYC goal of reducing City government’s carbon footprint,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Through savings in fuel, these Altimas can quickly cover their additional cost, from then they will save taxpayers money – another example of how going green is good for our environment and our pocketbooks.”
So next time your in NYC and a Nissan Altima Hybrid pulls up next to you – think again before pulling something fishy.
– By: Kap Shah