Police in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico have taken delivery of a new high power Delfast e-bike fitted out specifically for law enforcement. The 5000W Top Cop – a version of the firm’s Top 2.0 – features a GPS tracker, police horn and lights, as well as radio and weapon mounts.
Delfast has actually now launched a new version of the bike – the Top 3.0 – but its predecessor still packs a punch.
The Top Cop’s speed is capped at 50mph (80km/h) and the firm reckons it can compete with most cars when it comes to acceleration.
It also has a claimed range of 174 miles (280km) on a single charge.
A few police departments tested the bike earlier this year and Mexicali have bought a few.
Delfast told Electrek: “The local police force was using regular bicycles to patrol the downtown area of the city.
“First of all, they appreciated the power and range of the Delfast TopCop model that could easily cover large areas, overcome difficult terrains and are, in general, much faster. Thus, the work of the policemen may be done more efficiently when compared to any other type of vehicles used by the police.
“Moreover, the fact that Delfast offers ‘green’ bikes was crucial for the Mexicali police. Environmental issues are of great priority in the area with Mexicali being one of the most polluted cities in Mexico.”
The force appears to have taken delivery of a few Top Cops earlier this week.