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Delfast prototypes Police Patrol e-bike

Delfast prototypes Police Patr...
Delfast's special edition Top Cop e-bike
Delfast's special edition Top Cop e-bike
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The Top Cop e-bike is equipped with special sirens, police lights and twin panniers
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The Top Cop e-bike is equipped with special sirens, police lights and twin panniers
The Top Cop features a powerful 5,000-W motor
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The Top Cop features a powerful 5,000-W motor
Delfast reckons that Police Departments could save up to $2,000 per year by transferring officers from motorcycles to Top Cop e-bikes
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Delfast reckons that Police Departments could save up to $2,000 per year by transferring officers from motorcycles to Top Cop e-bikes
The Top Cop e-bike has front and rear damping for a smooth ride
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The Top Cop e-bike has front and rear damping for a smooth ride
The Top Cop e-bike will roll for up to 174 miles per charge
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The Top Cop e-bike will roll for up to 174 miles per charge
The Top Cop's battery has been designed to offer an 8 year lifecycle
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The Top Cop's battery has been designed to offer an 8 year lifecycle
Delfast's special edition Top Cop e-bike
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Delfast's special edition Top Cop e-bike

Back in 2017, Delfast released a long-range e-bike called the Prime that went on to nab a Guinness World Record for the greatest distance traveled on a single charge of an e-bike's battery – 228.066 miles. Earlier this year, the company announced the powerful Top 2.0, and has now designed a special edition for US police departments called the Top Cop.

Currently at the prototype stage of development, the e-bike offers 174 miles (280 km) of per charge range from a battery designed to offer an 8 year lifecycle (or around 3,000 cycles). Its powerful 5,000-W motor will zip a patrol officer up to a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h), and can be locked by the rider to deter would-be thieves, but there's GPS tracking cooked in just in case an opportunist does manage to steal the e-bike away.

The Top Cop e-bike has front and rear damping for a smooth ride
The Top Cop e-bike has front and rear damping for a smooth ride

The Top Cop features front and rear damping units for a smooth ride, IPX5 weather protection, and naturally, given its intended purpose, special horns have been installed together with police lights. It also features twin panniers at the back and a stealthy black paint job emblazoned with police logos.

Delfast reckons that police departments could save some serious money too, if they transferred officers from motorcycles to Top Cop e-bikes – in the region of US$2,000 per year in fact.

With a prototype in the bag, the company is currently in talks with over 20 police departments across the US to arrange real-world testing. If/when mass production starts, the starting price for the Top Cop will be around $4,899.

Source: Delfast

2 comments
roddy6667
The range is impressive, but it is not needed on a police patrol vehicle that stays inside a small area. Here in China, I lived across from a KFC for a few weeks. The delivery drivers use E-bikes. When the battery is low. they do a swap. It takes about 30 seconds. The police department could use E-bikes that cost a lot less than $5000 and save the taxpayers money. The ones KFC use in China cost about $350 US.
ljaques
Looks like a nice package, but at a high cost. // "Rear damping units for a smooth ride." Y'mean "shocks"? Golly gee whillikers! Who'da thought? // IPX5 = can withstand a continuous low-pressure water stream. That rating could be adapted to by any bike maker, I'd think. I'll bet if police departments put out the word that they wanted something built, the makers would rush to build them cheaper while keeping them strong and highly-featured.