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T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle uses no gas, but really goes through the rubber bullets

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The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests
The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests
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The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests
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The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests
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The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests

When people are looking into buying an electric vehicle, they typically ask questions like "What sort of range does it get?", "How big is its battery?" or "How long does it take to charge?". They don't usually ask "How many guns does it have?". In the case of T3 Motion's new T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV), however, that would be a legitimate inquiry. The three-wheeled stand-up EV is designed for police use in riots or violent protests, and it in fact has two semi-automatic launchers, capable of shooting non-lethal ammo at a rate of 700 rounds per minute.

The NLRV is based on the company's T3 Electric Stand-up Vehicle, which has been in use by police forces and security companies since 2006. While the basic T3 is intended more for straight-up transportation, however, the NLRV has some extra features that lend it more to use in confrontational situations.

The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests
The T3 Non-Lethal Response Vehicle is an EV designed for police use in riots and violent protests

For starters, there are the two compressed air-powered launchers. They will accept various types of non-lethal ammo, such as pepper balls, water balls, dye markers or rubber projectiles. Up to 10,000 rounds can be carried on the vehicle at once, and can all be fired on one charge of its high-capacity air tanks.

The NLRV additionally features a 40,000-lumen LED deterrent strobe light, along with a riot shield, P.A. system, and puncture-proof tires. It is also capable of recording video.

12 comments
Todd Dunning
Oh God let me into an OWS protest with that! Can it also spray Lysol?
Zafar Bukhari
Wow, so much for a just society,
Druid
Oh the temptation to use this would be overwhelming. Be the first in your Division 2 loose 700 rounds a minute on middle-aged white people. Of course people knocked to the ground by this would be out of bounds for more rounds. LAPD Metro division is probably already building the charging stations for these. New York will probably assign these to officers like Anthony Bologna.
sonic
There\'s some sick people out there that would use this.
Griffin
Non-lethal? At this rate of fire into a crowd? Just the stampeding would be deadly, not to mention getting hit in the face and eyes when falling down and trying to get back up. It should be thoroughly tested on the designers and potential customers first.... Absolutely reckless,irresponsible and ill-advised... It would seem that more riots are expected.
Gavin Greaves
Paul Blart would just be sooo jealous - Mall Cops eat your heart out!!!
Slowburn
History has shown that treating rioters gently, just makes the situation worse. The two compressed air-powered launchers appear to be convectional paint ball guns. it is difficult to discourage a single assailant with a single half inch low-lethality projectile unless it is an actual tranquilizer dart. Giving the LEOs enough low-lethality force to do the job reduces the likelihood of them resorting to lethal force.
Doug MacLeod
I think the main buyer for this sort of thing just got wasted by the Libyan people.
Ed Reed
With such a great toy as this we will need to find somebody to use it on! Time to question our lust or need for control of majorities of populations. Why so much force necessary?
Rex Alfie Lee
Yeah, that video showed exactly how non-lethal it is meant to be because: 1/ It\'s not a tank 2/ It doesn\'t have a grenade launcher; ie it\'s not a tank 3/ It doesn\'t have cannons; ie it\'s not a tank 4/ It doesn\'t have machine gun; ie it\'s not a tank 5/ See number 1 End of story...