Residents may have spotted an eye-catching police car as part of an all-electric vehicle trial.
An electric Mini has joined Nottinghamshire Police’s fleet as part of the force’s ambitious plans to be a greener operation.
The Mini has been supplied to the force on a one month trial from BMW and will be used by the neighbourhood policing team working from Radford Road police station.
Powered purely by electricity, the car has been given police livery and joined the team at the station this week.
Inspector Amy English is pleased to welcome the car to the team, she said: “We are all really excited to welcome the new Mini to our fleet for the next month.
“Minis are instantly recognisable as an iconic car and when we saw it, I think it is fair to say the team were all eager to test it out.
“It looks fantastic with police liveries on it and I am sure it will turn a few heads while we drive it around the local area.
“While it looks great, it serves a serious purpose as a police vehicle and we will be using the car as part of our regular patrols.”
The car will be used as a support vehicle, enabling officers to quickly arrive at incidents where a police presence is required with less of an impact on the environment.
It is another example Nottinghamshire Police’s commitment to being a greener police service, with plans progressing on developing environmentally sustainable solutions for force buildings and other areas of the business.
Inspector English added: “We’ll be sure to make the most of this trial and residents can expect to see the Mini on patrol in the local area.
“We’re looking forward to having the car with us for the month and I would encourage anyone who sees officers out and about with the car to come and say hello to the local team.”