NORFOLK –Authorities at Norfolk International Airport are going green.
Their newest vehicle – the Sentinel Police Mobility Vehicle – is totally electric, just 5 feet long and can hit speeds up to 29 MPH.
Its builders, Xtreme Green Products Inc of Las Vegas says the vehicle has all the power and ability of gas powered engines, but none of the pollution.
It can travel up to 80 miles on one charge and the Lithium Ion Battery System can be charged up to 3000 times with no discernible deterioration in performance. An Internal charger allows for charging using any 110/220 outlet in less than three hours.
The airport’s chief of police says it costs less than a penny per mile to run.
The Sentinel PMV cost $9,000 and was funded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Asset Forfeiture Program.
Norfolk International is second behind Denver International to use this 250-pound, three-wheel vehicle.
Director of Market Development, Charles Braden, says airport police have been pleased with the vehicle so far and they hope to get more in the future.