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July 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Bellevue police buy three Volt electric cars

Bellevue police have purchased three Chevy Volts (Photo / Bellevue Police Department)

The Bellevue Police Department is going electric with the purchase of three $40,000 Chevy Volts.

Volts can go 35 miles purely on electric battery power. Any more requires an onboard gasoline-powered generator that can create enough electric power for another 340 miles.

Going electric, of course, is going green, or at least greener, according to the city, which has 120 hybrids. They make up half of Bellevue’s 230-vehicle fleet.

 

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