Vegas Police Unveil Electric Motorcycles

Bikes Will Be Used In Strip Patrols

Las Vegas Metro police are going green with a fleet of seven electric motorcycles that will patrol the department’s Convention Center Area Command, an area which includes the Strip.

The motorcycles, paid for by a $50,000 donation from the Consumer Electronics Association, can quietly reach speeds of more than 50 mph, while producing zero emissions, police said.

Metro’s announcement of the new motorcycle fleet comes as the Strip welcomes thousands of attendees to the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show.