The Harley-Davidson LiveWire has been turned into an electric police motorcycle
In addition to regular buyers, authorities around the world are increasingly interested in battery-powered EVs, which are not just environmentally friendly, but also offer lower running costs than traditional vehicles in the long term. After we recently reported on a rather disappointing Tesla Model Y test run conducted by a police department in the US, law enforcement agencies may soon set their sight on the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
According to a report by VermontBiz, a dealership from the corresponding US state in the North-East has successfully transformed the aforementioned Harley-Davidson LiveWire into an electric motorcycle for police use. To be more precise, the bike made by the legendary manufacturer has been equipped with the necessary siren, a protective windshield, LED lights and an additional utility case. The conversion was not exactly easy, since the mechanics could not consult wiring diagrams or other instructions in order to hook up the special equipment to the Harley-Davidson LiveWire.
The customized Harley-Davidson LiveWire is now heading to numerous police departments around the US, with the NYPD being one of them. Police officers will certainly enjoy the incredibly quick charging capabilities, which allow the battery of the bike to charge to 80% in about 40 minutes. Nevertheless, the Harley-Davidson LiveWire will not be the very first electric motorcycle for police usage, as American law enforcement officers in other states have already utilized battery-powered two-wheelers made by the competing brand Zero for a couple of years.